Paterno fired over child-abuse scandal

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

Students greet Penn State coach Joe Paterno as he arrives at his home on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in State College, Pa. Paterno's support among the Penn State board of trustees was described Tuesday as "eroding,"
threatening to end the 84-year-old coach's career amid a child-sex-abuse scandal involving a former assistant and one-time heir apparent. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Students greet Penn State coach Joe Paterno as he arrives at his home on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in State College, Pa. Paterno's support among the Penn State board of trustees was described Tuesday as "eroding," threatening to end the 84-year-old coach's career amid a child-sex-abuse scandal involving a former assistant and one-time heir apparent. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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