Paterno fired over child-abuse scandal

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

John Surma (right), vice chairman of the Penn State board of trustees, listens to questions after announcing the firing of university President Graham Spanier and football coach Joe Paterno in State College, Pa., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

John Surma (right), vice chairman of the Penn State board of trustees, listens to questions after announcing the firing of university President Graham Spanier and football coach Joe Paterno in State College, Pa., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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