Son: Joe Paterno Has Lung Cancer

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Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno stands on the field before his team's matchup against Northwestern, in Evanston, Ill.on Oct. 22, 2011.

Joe Paterno’s personal difficulties just got worse: His son told the Asssociated Press Friday that the recently fired Penn State football coach, the highest-profile casualty of the Jerry Sandusky sexual-abuse scandal, has lung cancer. Paterno’s son said the 84-year-old is undergoing treatment and that "his doctors are optimistic he will make a full recovery."