Paterno fired over child-abuse scandal

Penn State board of trustees announces the firing of university president Graham Spanier and football coach Joe Paterno.

A student is taken into police custody on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, following a gathering of Penn State students and others off campus after the firing of football coach Joe Paterno and university President Graham Spanier on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A student is taken into police custody on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, following a gathering of Penn State students and others off campus after the firing of football coach Joe Paterno and university President Graham Spanier on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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