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November 9th, 2011
10:59 AM ET

Former Penn State cheerleader joins growing chorus calls for Paterno to resign

Legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno may soon be out of a job because of a child sexual abuse scandal involving a former assistant. But "JoePa" still has plenty of support on campus and in the local community. Hundreds of students and community members showed their support for the coach by holding an impromptu rally outside Paterno's home last night. But many others are outraged and believe that Joe has just got to go.

Roxanne Jones, a former Penn State Cheerleader and founding editor of ESPN the magazine, explains to Christine Romans why she can no longer support the coach – or willingly cover up Happy Valley's dark secrets.


Filed under: Controversy • Penn State • Sexual abuse • Sports
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