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BY DANNY MATTESON

 

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After 46 seasons and 409 wins, legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno’s illustrious career has come to an end. University trustees fired Paterno over the phone Wednesday night for his role in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. Here’s ABC.


Anchor: “Three hours after a closed door meeting inside an off-campus hotel and the Penn State board of trustees made an absolutely stunning announcement.”

John Surma: “Joe Paterno is no longer the head football coach, effective immediately.

 

And as the news of the Paterno’s firing went public-- Penn State students and fans hit the streets of State College in outrage. Initially, rallies were peaceful; but they soon turned more malicioius with students overturning a news van and smashing car windows -- NBC has more.    

 

“Overnight some students rallied. A large campus protest turned aggressive. Police responding accordingly.” 

 

Earlier in the day Paterno had announced-unilaterally- he planned to retire at the end of this season, a move that writers at ESPN saw as a final attempt to retain his legacy.    

 

“Paterno, 84, had tried to strong-arm Penn State officials one last time Wednesday morning...Paterno, who had coached for the Nittany Lions since 1950 and worked as their head coach since 1966, was bound and determined to go out on his own terms.”


After Paterno’s dismissal-- which was accompanied by the firing of University president Graham Spanier, Paterno released a statement saying...

 

"I am disappointed with the Board of Trustees' decision, but I have to accept it. A tragedy occurred, and we all have to have patience to let the legal process proceed. I appreciate the outpouring of support but want to emphasize that everyone should remain calm and please respect the university, its property and all that we value."

 

Following Paterno’s release, Penn State Defensive Coordinator Tom Bradley has been named interim coach.

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Nov 10, 2011

Game Over: Paterno Fired by Penn State

(Image Source: CBS)


BY DANNY MATTESON

 

You're watching multisource sports news analysis from Newsy.

 

After 46 seasons and 409 wins, legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno’s illustrious career has come to an end. University trustees fired Paterno over the phone Wednesday night for his role in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. Here’s ABC.


Anchor: “Three hours after a closed door meeting inside an off-campus hotel and the Penn State board of trustees made an absolutely stunning announcement.”

John Surma: “Joe Paterno is no longer the head football coach, effective immediately.

 

And as the news of the Paterno’s firing went public-- Penn State students and fans hit the streets of State College in outrage. Initially, rallies were peaceful; but they soon turned more malicioius with students overturning a news van and smashing car windows -- NBC has more.    

 

“Overnight some students rallied. A large campus protest turned aggressive. Police responding accordingly.” 

 

Earlier in the day Paterno had announced-unilaterally- he planned to retire at the end of this season, a move that writers at ESPN saw as a final attempt to retain his legacy.    

 

“Paterno, 84, had tried to strong-arm Penn State officials one last time Wednesday morning...Paterno, who had coached for the Nittany Lions since 1950 and worked as their head coach since 1966, was bound and determined to go out on his own terms.”


After Paterno’s dismissal-- which was accompanied by the firing of University president Graham Spanier, Paterno released a statement saying...

 

"I am disappointed with the Board of Trustees' decision, but I have to accept it. A tragedy occurred, and we all have to have patience to let the legal process proceed. I appreciate the outpouring of support but want to emphasize that everyone should remain calm and please respect the university, its property and all that we value."

 

Following Paterno’s release, Penn State Defensive Coordinator Tom Bradley has been named interim coach.

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