The most-celebrated major college football coach ever, Joe Paterno of Penn State was diagnosed with lung cancer shortly after he was ousted at Penn State by the Board of Trustees back on November 9th, in connection with the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal.
Rumors swirled around the web this afternoon that Joe Pa is dead. However, spokesman for the family denied the rumors but did admit that Joe Paterno has suffered further health complications and is considered in “serious” condition. His own sons, Scott and Jay took to Twitter to deny the reports that their father has died.
He was ousted from Penn State because he failed to uphold the moral responsibility of reporting an allegation made against Sandusky back in 2002.
via CBS News