Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Joe #Paterno: Fired Over Penn State Child Sex Abuse Scandal

Joe Paterno's 46-year run as one of college football's most respected and successful coaches ended abruptly and ingloriously Wednesday night when Penn State's Board of Trustees, in an executive session, fired Paterno and school President Graham Spanier in the wake of a child-abuse sex scandal that has rocked the campus and the nation.

John P. Surma, vice chairman of the board, said the decision was unanimous.

"It was necessary for us to make a change in leadership and set a course for a new direction," Surma more,0,3672333.story