Joe Paterno Fired By Penn State Board Of Trustees, According To Report

After several days of revelations surrounding the conduct of coaches and administrative officials at Penn State involved in the Jerry Sandusky scandal, head coach Joe Paterno will not coach another game for the Nittany Lions, reports Jim Gardner. Tom Bradley will serve as interim coach. The Board of Trustees is expected to announce this decision at a 10:00 p.m. ET press conference.

On Wednesday afternoon, Paterno had announced his retirement effective at the end of the 2011 season, but speculation arose shortly after that press conference that the Board of Trustees could still get involved with Paterno. The Board promised a swift investigation into the matter and it appears that Paterno was not able to escape the long arm of the Trustees.

Penn State President Graham Spanier has reportedly resigned.

For the latest updates on the Sandusky story and the fallout, be sure to follow this StoryStream. For the Penn State perspective of the ordeal, be sure to check out Black Shoe Diaries.

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