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Published:January 22nd, 2012 11:42 EST

Breaking News: Legendary Coach Joe Paterno Dead At 85

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Joe Paterno Jr., whose glittering career as Penn State`s football coach was tainted by a child s[e]x-abuse scandal, died today. He was 85.

`It is with great sadness that we announce that Joe Paterno passed away earlier today. His loss leaves a void in our lives that will never be filled,` Paterno`s family said in a statement." ABCNews.Go.Com 


This sad day is not the time to reflect on the s[e]xual molestation scandal that tainted Joe Paterno`s legendary career as coach of Penn State`s Nittany Lions.

There will be more than a few biographies written about the iconic NCAA coach that will examine his accomplishments and his failings, including his handling of the s[e]xual molestation that took place under his watch.

In consideration for Paterno`s family, friends and fans let`s celebrate his fantastic career. Paterno coached the Nittany Lions for over four decades, and in 2011 became the winningest coach in Division 1 football.

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