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** FILE ** Penn State President Graham Spanier (left) and head football coach Joe Paterno chat during warmups before an NCAA college football game against Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar, File)

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** FILE ** Penn State President Graham Spanier (left) and Athletic Director Tim Curley (center) present head football coach Joe Paterno with a plaque commemorating Paterno's 409th collegiate win after an NCAA college football game against Illinois in State College, Pa., on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

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** FILE ** Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno (right) poses on Aug. 6, 1999, with his defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, during Penn State Media Day at State College, Pa. (Associated Press)

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Penn State sophomore Andrew Barney kneels like Denver Broncos football player Tim Tebow, who prays during football games, beside a statue of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno on the school's campus in State College, Pa., on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. According to Barney, he was "tebowing" in a show of support for Paterno. (AP Photo/York Daily Record, Jason Plotkin)

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Ed Temple drives around Penn State's Beaver Stadium with a cutout of head football coach Joe Paterno on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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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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Evan Ponter, a junior at Penn State, protests in front of Old Main on the college campus on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in State College, Pa. Assistant Athletic Director Jeff Nelson announced Tuesday that head football coach Joe Paterno's weekly NCAA college football news conference had been canceled. (AP Photo/York Daily Record, Jason Plotkin)

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Penn State coach Joe Paterno watches his football team practice on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in State College, Pa. Paterno, who preached success with honor for a half-century but whose legend was shattered by a child-sex-abuse scandal, said Wednesday that he would retire at the end of the season. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Ousted Penn State coach Joe Paterno and his wife, Sue, on the front porch of their house, address students on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. The students yelled, "We are Penn State!" to which Paterno responded, "Yes, we are!" (AP Photo/The Patriot-News, Joe Hermitt)

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Police hold back Penn State students after they reacted off campus early on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, in State College, Pa., to the firing of football coach Joe Paterno on Wednesday. Hundreds of students gathered about two blocks from the campus, with some chanting, "We want Joe! We want Joe!" Some shook a lamppost, and others tipped over a news van, kicking out its windows. Police fired bursts of pepper gas. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Penn State students walk along a street on Wednesday night, Nov. 9, 2011, in State College, Pa., after the university's board of trustees fired football coach Joe Paterno and university President Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex-abuse allegations against a former assistant coach. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Police head across a street in State College, Pa., on Wednesday night, Nov. 9, 2011, as students gather after the Penn State board of trustees voted to fire football coach Joe Paterno and university President Graham Spanier. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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A student is taken into police custody on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, following a gathering of Penn State students and others off campus after the firing of football coach Joe Paterno and university President Graham Spanier on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Penn State students flip a television news van during a riot after it was announced on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, that Joe Paterno no longer would be head football coach. (AP Photo/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Michael Henninger)

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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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Penn State football coach Joe Paterno address supporters from a window at his home on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in State College, Pa. Paterno's support among the Penn State board of trustees was described as "eroding" Tuesday, 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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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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John Surma (foreground at table), vice chairman of the Penn State board of trustees, announces 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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Penn State football coach Joe Paterno arrives home on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in State College, Pa. Paterno has decided to retire at the end of the season, his long career brought down by his failure to do more about an allegation of child sex abuse against a former assistant. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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In this Oct. 5, 2010, file photo, Penn State coach Joe Paterno leaves Beaver Stadium after his weekly NCAA college football news conference in State College, Pa. Every Tuesday during the fall, Paterno ambled into the media room at Beaver Stadium, settled into his seat and held court. (AP Photo/Pat Little, File)