The Penn State board of trustees has given its explanation several times in statements and media interviews about why it fired football coach Joe Paterno on Nov. 9.
The board did so again Monday in a public statement made available on the school’s website. The statement recounts the reasons why both Paterno and then-president Graham Spanier were dismissed a few days after the Jerry Sandusky scandal broke wide open.
Both were let go for a “failure of leadership,” according to the statement.
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