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Paterno, Spanier Ousted From Penn State in Child Sex-Abuse Case

November 09, 2011

Nov. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and university President Graham Spanier were removed from the school following a meeting of the university’s board of trustees to deal with a child sex-abuse scandal.

Tom Bradley will take over from Paterno during a search for a successor, while Rodney Erikson, the provost, will replace Spanier, the school said at a press conference tonight.

Paterno, 84, said today he would retire at the end of the season, when his contract was due to expire.

Paterno and Spanier faced criticism for failing to contact police after being told of a case involving Jerry Sandusky, a former defensive coordinator who was charged on Nov. 5 with sexual assault of eight boys from 1994 to 2009.

--Editor: Larry Siddons, Michael Sillup.

To contact the reporter on this story: Dex McLuskey in Dallas

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