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5 Things to Know About the Sandusky Case in Light of New Allegation About Joe Paterno

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5 Things to Know About the Sandusky Case in Light of New Allegation About Joe Paterno

Originally posted 05/06/2016 02:20PM

New allegations that Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was aware that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was sexually abusing boys as early as 1976 have sparked many questions. Here are five things to know about the allegations.

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Joe Paterno Knew About Jerry Sandusky Sexual Abuse Allegations in 1976, Insurance Company Claims: Reports

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Joe Paterno Knew About Jerry Sandusky Sexual Abuse Allegations in 1976, Insurance Company Claims: Reports

Originally posted 05/06/2016 10:00AM

Former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno, who died in 2012, knew about sexual abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky since 1976, according to a Pennsylvania court order released Thursday and obtained by PEOPLE.

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Jerry Sandusky Asks Court For New Trial; Judge Orders Attorney General to Turn Over Leaked Information Defense Says Impacted His Trial

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Jerry Sandusky Asks Court For New Trial; Judge Orders Attorney General to Turn Over Leaked Information Defense Says Impacted His Trial

Originally posted 10/29/2015 04:20PM

Convicted serial child molester Jerry Sandusky appeared in a Pennsylvania court on Thursday in an effort to get a new trial.

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Joe Paterno's Widow Speaks Out About Her 'Rigidly Moral' Husband

Sue Paterno Breaks Her Silence, Defends Late Husband Joe

Originally posted 02/08/2013 03:00PM

Nearly one year after Joe Paterno's death amid scandal, his widow is speaking out.

The football coach – whose heralded 61-year career at PSU ended amid speculation that he did not do enough to prevent former employee Jerry Sandusky from sexually abusing young boys – was "scrupulously honest, rigidly moral and absolutely unafraid of the consequences of doing the right thing," his widow, Sue, says in a letter sent to former Penn State football players Friday.

On Sunday morning, Sue Paterno will release the results of an investigation she ordered into her husband's conduct during the period when Sandusky was bringing his young victims to the university campus, and later when a witness to one of Sandusky's crimes came to the Paternos' home to report some of what he had seen.

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Joe Paterno Dies; 'He Fought Hard Until the End,' Says Family

UpdatePosted 01/22/2012 11:30AM

Joe Paterno Dies; 'He Fought Hard Until the End,' Says Family

Originally posted 01/22/2012 10:30AM

Joe Paterno, the legendary Penn State football coach who won more Division I NCAA football games than any other coach, died on Sunday morning, his family announced. He was 85.

"It is with great sadness that we announce that Joe Paterno passed away earlier today. His loss leaves a void in our lives that will never be filled," the Paternos said in a statement.

"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," said the statement.

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Joe Paterno in Serious Condition

Joe Paterno in Serious Condition

Originally posted 01/21/2012 07:00AM

Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno is listed in serious condition after suffering complications in his battle with lung cancer, says a family spokesman.

Paterno, 85, began hospital treatment for the disease on Jan. 13, after being diagnosed in November. Around 9 p.m. Jan. 21, erroneous reports circulated that Paterno had died, prompting one of the coach's sons to Tweet, "Joe is continuing to fight."

On campus, the dark stadium was playing football videos, seemingly in "JoePa"'s honor, and people were flooding the area where his statue stands, despite freezing temperatures. Tears flowed.

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Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno Has Lung Cancer

Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno Has Lung Cancer

Originally posted 11/18/2011 05:00PM

Joe Paterno, who was fired as head football coach in the Penn State child sex-abuse scandal, has a treatable form of lung cancer.

Paterno, 84, is undergoing treatment for the disease, which was diagnosed last weekend during a follow-up visit for a bronchial illness, and "his doctors are optimistic he will make a full recovery," his son Scott Paterno says in a statement given to the Associated Press.

"As everyone can appreciate, this is a deeply personal matter for my parents, and we simply ask that his privacy be respected as he proceeds with treatment," the statement says.

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Former Penn State Coach: 'I Horsed Around with Kids'

UpdatePosted 11/15/2011 07:45AM

Jerry Sandusky: 'I Horsed Around with Kids'

Originally posted 11/14/2011 09:45PM

Jerry Sandusky, the former football coach at the center of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal, acknowledges that he touched children but denies he committed any crimes.

"I have horsed around with kids," Sandusky, 67, said in an interview that aired Monday on Rock Center with Brian Williams. "I have showered after workouts. I have hugged them and I have touched their legs without intent of sexual contact."

Asked by Bob Costas if he is guilty of the charges contained in a 40-count indictment, Sandusky says, "I am innocent of those charges."

"Are you a pedophile?" Costas asked. "No," replied Sandusky, who went on to state: "I could say that I have done some of those things. I have horsed around with kids. I have showered after workouts. I have hugged them."

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Penn State Holds Moment of Silence for Sexual Abuse Victims

UpdatePosted 11/12/2011 04:20PM

Penn State Holds Moment of Silence for Sexual Abuse Victims

Originally posted 11/12/2011 03:25PM

Shortly before Penn State's first football game since a sex scandal rocked the university, some fans cried, swayed and hugged during a moment of silence for the alleged victims of sexual abuse.

The atmosphere was emotionally charged as players in State College, Pa., knelt for the prayer held mid-field before kickoff.

Saturday afternoon's game, against Nebraska, was the first since Penn State's head coach, Joe Paterno, was fired after a child-sex abuse scandal came to light involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

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Ashton Kutcher Is Done Writing His Own Tweets | Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher Giving Up Management of His Twitter Feed

Originally posted 11/10/2011 01:30PM

Pledging on Wednesday night to stop Tweeting until he finds "a way to properly manage this feed," Ashton Kutcher has arrived at a solution.

"I feel responsible for delivering an informed opinion and not spreading gossip or rumors through my Twitter feed," Kutcher wrote in a blog post entitled "Twitter Management" on Thursday. "While I feel that running this feed myself gives me a closer relationship to my friends and fans, I've come to realize that it has grown into more [than] a fun tool to communicate with people."

Reiterating that he's "truely (sic) sorry if I offended anyone," Kutcher explains although he will still post 140-character updates, he is turning the management of the feed over to his team at Katalyst Media "to ensure the quality of its content."

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