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Jerry Sandusky: Joe Paterno Wouldn't Have Let Me Coach if He Knew I Was a Pedophile

Jerry Sandusky interview, The Today Show

Jerry Sandusky has broken his silence on the Penn State sexual abuse scandal, giving an interview from prison in which he says head football coach Joe Paterno would not have kept him on the school's coaching staff if Paterno knew he was a pedophile.

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Joe Paterno's Widow to Sit Down with Katie Couric

Katie Couric, Sue Paterno

Joe Paterno's widow has granted an exclusive interview with Katie Couric, ABC announced.

This will be the first in-depth interview Sue Paterno has given since the Penn State sex scandal blemished the memory of her husband's legendary career. read more

Jerry Sandusky Sentenced, Maintains Innocence

Jerry Sandusky

Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to 30 to 60 years in prison — effectively a life sentence — on 45 counts of sexual abuse, CNN reports.

In a statement that aired on Penn State's Com Radio on the eve of his sentencing, the 68-year-old former Penn State assistant coach  maintained his innocence. read more

Jeffrey Ross Mocks Joe Paterno, Dark Knight Rises Shooting at Roseanne Barr Roast

Jeffrey Ross

Jeffrey Ross took his jokes a tad too far while hosting Comedy Central's roast of Roseanne Barr.

Prior to the taping, Ross walked the red carpet dressed as late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. He was joined by two young boys wearing... read more

Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno Dies

Joe Paterno

Joe Paterno, college football's all-time winningest coach who was fired by Penn State amid a child sex abuse scandal, died after battling lung cancer, his family announced Sunday. He was 85.

Over his 46-year career as head coach, Penn State's Nittany Lions won two national championships and went undefeated for five different seasons. Paterno — known as "JoePa" to his players and football fans — won the National Coach of the Year Award five times and became the winningest coach in 2011 with 409 wins. A Brown University graduate who was born in Brooklyn, he served as an assistant coach at Penn State for 15 years before becoming head coach in 1966.

Paterno was fired in November shortly after former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was charged with more than 50 counts involving... read more

Tyler Perry Pens Open Letter to Alleged Jerry Sandusky Victim: "You Are My Hero"

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry, who was sexually abused as a child, calls the 11-year-old who came forward against Jerry Sandusky in the Penn State sex scandal his hero.

In an open letter to the unnamed victim to be published in Newsweek, Perry, who's Hollywood's highest-paid man, says the boy was "so courageous" for speaking out at that age — something he didn't do.

Jerry Sandusky denies sexual abuse charges, says he's "horsed around with kids"

"I don't know your name, but I know your face. I don't know your ...
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Joe Paterno Fired as Sex Abuse Scandal Rocks Penn State Football Program

Joe Paterno

The scandal that's been dominating sports and news networks alike culminated Wednesday with legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and University President Graham Spanier being fired, The Associated Press reports.

Assistant coach... read more

Having a Ball
Bad news for Bush means great news for Matthews' ratings

Chris Matthews, Hardball

Maybe it's just a coincidence: As President Bush's approval ratings are tanking, Chris Matthews' ratings are surging. Compared to a year ago, the February audiences for his MSNBC show, Hardball, doubled at 5 pm/ET, and the repeat at 7 was up significantly as well. If that's too early for you, Hardball is getting a special repeat airing at 11 pm the week of March 6. Soon the show will be hitting the road to cover the major 2006 races in the Senate and the House of Representatives. The president's misfortunes mean there's a strong chance the House could end up back in the control of the Democrats, making it a compelling year for political junkies. But when it comes to politics, every year is compelling to Matthews, who recently spoke with the Biz. TVGuide.com: It's been said that President Bush likes the sport of politics — that's what gets his blood pumping. Do you think he cares about low approval ratings or what people think about him now that read more

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