Joe Paterno Dead At 85

Posted by | January 22, 2012 10:28 | Filed under: Top Stories

Joe Paterno was fired from Penn State, announced as having lung cancer, and then died, all in 73 days.

“I didn’t know exactly how to handle it and I was afraid to do something that might jeopardize what the university procedure was,” Paterno told The Washington Post in January 2012 in the only interview he gave after the scandal broke. “So I backed away and turned it over to some other people, people I thought would have a little more expertise than I did. It didn’t work out that way.”

Paterno was diagnosed with lung cancer in November.

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