Paterno fired over child-abuse scandal

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

In this Jan. 2, 1987 file photo, Penn State coach Joe Paterno is carried after defeating Miami, 14-10,  in the Fiesta Bowl, to win the national championship, in Tempe, Ariz. Paterno say he plans to retire at the end of the season, his long and illustrious career brought down because he failed to do all he could about an allegation of child sex abuse against a former assistant. (AP Photo/Jim Gerberich, File)

In this Jan. 2, 1987 file photo, Penn State coach Joe Paterno is carried after defeating Miami, 14-10, in the Fiesta Bowl, to win the national championship, in Tempe, Ariz. Paterno say he plans to retire at the end of the season, his long and illustrious career brought down because he failed to do all he could about an allegation of child sex abuse against a former assistant. (AP Photo/Jim Gerberich, File)

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