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Joe Paterno, Former Penn State Football Coach, Dies at 85

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Jan 22, 2012

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Joe Paterno, who racked up more wins than anyone else in major college football but was fired from Penn State amid a child sex abuse scandal has died. He was 85.

His family released a statement Sunday morning to announce his death.

Paterno’s son Scott announced Nov. 18 that his father was being treated for lung cancer, which was diagnosed in mid-November during a follow-up visit for a bronchial illness.

The storied career of “JoePa” included 409 wins in 46 seasons and two national championships.

But his reputation for success with honor was shattered when a former assistant was charged with molesting 10 boys during a 15-year span, including some in the Penn State athletic complex.

Critics said Paterno should have done more to stop it. He was fired Nov. 9.

In all, Paterno guided five teams to unbeaten, untied seasons.

Source: Fox News

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2 Responses for “Joe Paterno, Former Penn State Football Coach, Dies at 85”

  1. Dan says:


    Sandra Bailey

  2. Dan says:

    Very Sad..God Bless Joe Paterno…Rest in Peace….xoxo

    Kathleen Flaherty

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