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Read: Paterno’s Statement After Getting Fired

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Joe Paterno in 1998. (Rick Stewart /Allsport)

Joe Paterno in 1998. (Rick Stewart /Allsport)

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(CBS) Joe Paterno’s full statement after being fired by Penn State’s Board of Trustees Wednesday night:

“I am disappointed with the Board of Trustees’ decision, but I have to accept it.

A tragedy occurred, and we all have to have patience to let the legal process proceed. I appreciate the outpouring of support but want to emphasize that everyone should remain calm and please respect the university, its property and all that we value.

I have been incredibly blessed to spend my entire career working with people I love. I am grateful beyond words to all of the coaches, players and staff who have been a part of this program. And to all of our fans and supporters, my family and I will be forever in your debt.”

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