Will Yoder
Wednesday November 9th, 2011

Embattled Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno will retire at the end of this season, according to a tweet from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Paterno, 84, has received massive scrutiny over his lack of action in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal which has rocked State College, PA over the past week.

Paterno was reportedly informed by a graduate assistant in 2002 that he had witnessed former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky showering with a young boy in the team's football facilities. The longtime head coach informed school authorities about the matter, however he did not inform the police.

Paterno has not been charged with any crimes, however, athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz were charged with both failure to report the abuse of a child and perjury. Paterno has an all-time coaching record of 409-136-3.

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