Paterno fired over child-abuse scandal

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

Penn State coach Joe Paterno and his wife, Sue, on the front porch of their house, address students after the Penn State board of trustees announced the resignation of university President Graham Spanier and the firing of Paterno on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Joe Hermitt, The Patriot-News)

Penn State coach Joe Paterno and his wife, Sue, on the front porch of their house, address students after the Penn State board of trustees announced the resignation of university President Graham Spanier and the firing of Paterno on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Joe Hermitt, The Patriot-News)

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