Comments for: Penn State: Paterno’s firing over ‘failure of leadership’

Posted March 12, 2012, at 9:37 p.m.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State trustees, faced with continued alumni and student criticism for firing football coach Joe Paterno, released a statement Monday intended to underscore their rationale for his ouster: “failure of leadership” for his actions following a reported sex assault involving former assistant Jerry Sandusky. The board …

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