Joe Paterno Removed From Respirator As Cancer Takes Turn For The Worse

Sunday January 22nd, 2012

The health of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is in serious decline, according to multiple sources.

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Son Scott Paterno revealed in November that the Nittany Lions' longtime leader had a treatable form of lung cancer; that cancer took a turn for the worse today, and Paterno's extended family is now being called to his bedside at his University Park home.

Paterno has been undergoing regular cancer treatments since his Nov. 9 firing as head coach. He's been in and out of the hospital for the last two months. Paterno was at the helm at Penn State for 45 years, serving from 1966 to 2011. He holds the all-time NCAA Div. I record with 409 wins.

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