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Joe Paterno To Lose Job In Wake Of Penn State Scandal, According To Report

The Penn State scandal will soon cost Joe Paterno his job as coach of the university's football team, report Mark Viera and Pete Thamel of the New York Times, citing "two people briefed on conversations among the university’s top officials." According to the report, Penn State's board of trustees has already decided to dismiss Paterno, but "has yet to determine the precise timing of Paterno’s exit."

Paterno took over the Nittany Lions football program in 1966 and has won 409 games, the most in FBS history. However, the investigation of former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky for allegations of child sexual abuse on Penn State property will cost the legendary Paterno his job.

Perhaps the most damning news to come from the investigation, at least as it concerns Paterno, is that he learned of one sexual abuse allegation in 2002, but did not notify the police of it. Sandusky is accused of sexually abusing eight boys over a 15-year span.

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