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Penn State coach Joe Paterno to retire at end of the season

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State football coach Joe Paterno
has decided to retire at the end of the season, his long career
brought down by his failure to do more about an allegation of child
sex abuse against a former assistant.
Paterno said in a statement Wednesday he is "absolutely
devastated" by the developments in the case of Jerry Sandusky, a
former defensive coordinator accused of molesting eight boys over
15 years.
Paterno says the board of trustees should "not spend a single
minute discussing my status. They have far more important matters
to address."
"This is a tragedy," Paterno says. "It is one of the great
sorrows of my life. With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had
done more."

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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