Paterno fired over child-abuse scandal

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

Lauren Acquaviva (left), accompanied by her husband, Michael, and son, 10-month-old Matthias, protest outside an administrative building on the Penn State campus on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in State College, Pa. The family was protesting the university administration's handling of an alleged child-sex-abuse scandal involving a former assistant coach. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Lauren Acquaviva (left), accompanied by her husband, Michael, and son, 10-month-old Matthias, protest outside an administrative building on the Penn State campus on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in State College, Pa. The family was protesting the university administration's handling of an alleged child-sex-abuse scandal involving a former assistant coach. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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