Report: Penn State Officials Planning Paterno Exit

November 8, 2011 Updated Nov 8, 2011 at 2:42 PM EDT

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Report: Penn State Officials Planning Paterno Exit

November 8, 2011 Updated Nov 8, 2011 at 2:42 PM EDT

According to The New York Times, Penn State officials have begun discussing how to manage the departure of legendary football coach Joe Paterno in the aftermath of a child sex-abuse scandal that has implicated a former assistant coach.

According to the Times report, Paterno's tenure as coach will be over within the coming days or weeks. Paterno, 84, has been Penn State's coach for the last 46 seasons.

Read The New York Times story HERE.