Joe Paterno Released From Hospital After Accident

Sunday, former Penn St. Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno was released from a hospital, according to Joe Schad. Paterno was hospitalized after suffering a pelvis injury in a fall at his State College home. He's also undergoing treatment for his lung cancer, which was revealed days after he'd been fired by the school.

Paterno is 84 years old. He lives with his wife near Penn State's campus and has five children.

He coached the Nittany Lions program from 1966 until 2011, when he was fired midseason after the release of the Jerry Sandusky grand jury report. His testimony regarding the allegations raised against Sandusky was read into court record earlier in the week. 

Paterno is the all-time winningest Division I football coach and a College Football Hall of Famer.

For more on Paterno, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries. For more college football, stay tuned to SB Nation's college football news hub.

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