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Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno called the situation involving the alleged abuse of at least eight young boys by his former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky “a tragedy” on Wednesday, adding that he should’ve done more to stop it. 

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Penn State fires Paterno

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — In a massive shakeup, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and school president Graham Spanier were fired Wednesday night by the board of trustees amid the growing furor over how the school handled child sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach.


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