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Decision To Retire Was Reportedly Made By Joe Paterno

Joe Paterno reportedly decided to retire after the end of the Penn State football season this morning, and we are expecting a statement from the coach shortly. But speculation will emerge that Paterno was sort of forced out of the position by the board of trustees and that he wasn't completely able to decide his own fate. That may not be the case. The decision to retire was reportedly Joe Paterno's alone, and he did not even talk to the board of trustees.

#sandusky a source close to Joe Paterno says it was his decision to retire, and he's still had no contact with board of trustees
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That's all well and good, but if he didn't decide to retire, he might have had a very unpleasant conversation with the board of trustees.

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