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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)

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Penn State students flip a television news van during a riot after the announcement that Joe Paterno had been fired as head football coach on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Michael Henninger)

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Joe Paterno and his, wife, Susan, stand on their porch to thank supporters gathered outside their home after John P. Surma, chairman and chief executive officer of the Penn State Board of Trustees, announced the firing of Paterno as head football coach and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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Penn State coach Joe Paterno has been fired by the university's board of trustees. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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Penn State coach Joe Paterno, who preached success with honor for half a century but whose legend was shattered by a child sex abuse scandal, said Wednesday Nov. 9, 2011, that he will retire at the end of this season. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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** FILE ** Penn State football coach Joe Paterno speaks briefly to reporters as he leaves for football practice, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/The Citizens' Voice, Michael R. Sisak)

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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 his 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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Penn State's Joe Paterno, the winningest coach in Division I football history, is shown with then-defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky in 1999. (Associated Press)

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Penn State's Joe Paterno, the winningest coach in Division I football history, is shown with then-defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky in 1999. (Associated Press)

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Long-time Penn State coach Joe Paterno is not a suspect in the sexual-abuse case against his former assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky. Tim Curley, Penn State’s athletic director, and Gary Schultz, vice president for finance and business, are being charged with perjury. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2010, file photo, Penn State coach Joe Paterno, right, walks past quarterback Rob Bolden (1) on the sidelines during an NCAA college football game against Northwestern in State College, Pa. Bolden's father says Paterno has denied his son's request to transfer. Robert Bolden Sr. said he wasn't expecting Paterno to turn down the quarterback after a meeting Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, in State College. It's unclear what Bolden will do next, with spring semester classes starting Monday. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

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Penn State head coach Joe Paterno looks on from the sidelines during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Indiana, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, in Landover, Md. Penn State won 41-24. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2010, file photo Penn State coach Joe Paterno visits with quarterback Rob Bolden (1) before an NCAA college football game against Temple at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

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FILE - This Oct. 5, 2010, file photo shows Penn State coach Joe Paterno answering a question at his weekly news conference in State College, Pa. Paterno is looking at the Outback Bowl as a combination of this season's final game and the opener of the 2011 campaign. (AP Photo/Pat Little, FIle)

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Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno shakes hands with newly-elected offensive team captain Brett Brackett after Paterno's weekly NCAA college football news conference on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010 in State College, Pa. Penn State opens the season at home against Youngstown State on Saturday. (AP Photo/Pat Little)

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Penn State coach Joe Paterno answers questions during football media day in State College, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010. Paterno is heading into his 45th season as head coach of Penn State. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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Penn State coach Joe Paterno walks off the field at Beaver Stadium after the football team's media day in State College, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010. Paterno is heading into his 45th season as head coach of Penn State. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)