Monday, December 19, 2011

Paterno out of hospital: report

Joe Paterno, fired as Penn State's gridiron coach in the wake of child sex abuse charges against an assistant, has been released from a hospital, ESPN reported on Monday.
Citing an unnamed source, the sports network said Paterno was resting at home after a fall but continuing to undergo rehabilitation for a pelvis injury suffered in the fall as well as lung cancer treatments.
Paterno, who turns 85 on Wednesday, was hospitalized last week after breaking his pelvis in a fall. He initially injured his pelvis in August.
University trustees fired Paterno last month after the accusations against retired defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, who has pleaded not guilty after being charged with more than 50 counts of molesting 12 boys.
Paterno coached Penn State for 46 seasons, winning a US college record 409 games, but was criticized for not taking greater action earlier after being told about Sandusky molesting a boy in a team locker room shower.
"With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more," Paterno said, calling the scandal "one of the great sorrows of my life."

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