Joe Paterno to Retire at Season's End, Report Says

November 9, 2011 Updated Nov 9, 2011 at 11:44 AM EDT

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Joe Paterno to Retire at Season's End, Report Says

November 9, 2011 Updated Nov 9, 2011 at 11:44 AM EDT

According to a report in the Harrisburg (Pa.) Patriot-News, legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will retire at the end of the season.

Paterno and the Penn State football program have been under fire since former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested and charged with the sexual assault of eight boys. Two university officials were also charged with perjury as part of the investigation.

According to the Patriot-News report, it was Paterno's decision to retire. Paterno, 84, is in his 46th season as Penn State's coach.

Read the Patriot-News story HERE.