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Joe Paterno Interview: Former Penn State Coach To Break Silence To Washington Post

A little more than two months following his dismissal from Penn State, longtime football coach Joe Paterno discussed the scandal that rocked the university with Sally Jenkins of The Washington Post, the paper announced Friday. It will publish the interview online Saturday at 4 Eastern and in Sunday's print edition. The interview is the first extensive one with Paterno since his ouster, which came as a result of the indictment of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky for allegedly committing sex crimes with children.

Paterno owns more victories than any coach in FBS history with 409, a record he set two weeks prior to Sandusky's arrest. Investigation into Sandusky's alleged crimes indicated Paterno knew of some reports of Sandusky's behavior, but informed his superiors at Penn State rather than going to the police. Though not guilty of any crime, Paterno may not have fulfilled his "moral obligation" to notify the authorities, Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett said.

Paterno, 85, served as Penn State's head coach for 46 seasons.

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