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Joe Paterno, Penn State’s Fallen Coaching Legend, Dies at 85

January 22, 2012

Jan. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Joe Paterno, who set records for longevity and on-field success as Penn State University’s football coach before being fired because of a child-sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant, has died, the Associated Press reported. He was 85.

His family told the wire service of his death.

--Editors: Michael Sillup, Sylvia Wier

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