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    Penn State Pays Paterno Estate $5.7M

    Penn State coach Joe Paterno looks on during football practice, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in State College, Pa. Paterno, who preached success with honor for half a century but whose legend was shattered by a child sex abuse scandal, said Wednesday that he will retire at the end of this season. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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    Penn State has paid $5.7 million to Joe Paterno’s estate, honoring terms of a contract that had been agreed to in August 2011. Despite terminating Paterno as a coach in November, the board of trustees intended to honor his contract as if he had retired at the end of the 2011 season. The benefits and payments totaled $5.76 million, which have now been paid to his estate. “That contract recognized coach Paterno’s decades-long contributions to our football program and to the entire university,” a Penn State spokesman said.

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