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Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno Dead At 85

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After conflicting reports, former Penn State coach, Joe Paterno has been confirmed dead.

Initially CBS news and a Penn State student website broke the story that former Penn State coach Joe Paterno had passed, but as the word got out, those reports were quickly shot by Joe's family as "erroneous."

Although, just moments after, Joe's family ended up sending out an official press release on their own stated that Joe was indeed passed,

"He died as he lived. He fought hard until the end, stayed positive, thought only of others and constantly reminded everyone of how blessed his life had been. His ambitions were far reaching, but he never believed he had to leave this Happy Valley to achieve them. He was a man devoted to his family, his university, his players and his community."

CBS Sports apologized to the Paterno family and the Penn State community and the managing editor of the Penn State student website, Onward State, resigned due to the reports.

Paterno had been in the hospital since Jan. 13 for observation for what his family had called minor complications from his cancer treatments. Paterno was described as frail then, speaking mostly in a whisper and wearing a wig.

The front page Penn State's athletic department website was updated with simply a picture of Paterno pictured above.

This all comes just a few months after Joe Paterno was fired from coaching at Penn State.....for allegedly witnessing another coach rape male students in the locker room and not reporting it.


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