Paterno’s final interview: ‘I just did what I thought was best’

** FILE ** Penn State head coach Joe Paterno stands with his players before they ran onto the field before their college football game against Youngstown State, in this Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, file photo in State College, Pa. Penn State won 37-3. No. 1 Ohio State has a wealth of options on offense, but the whole show is orchestrated by Heisman hopeful Troy Smith. How will No. 24 Penn State stop the mobile quarterback on Saturday? (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Joe Paterno made his only extensive comments on the Penn State abuse scandal and its fallout in an exclusive interview with The Post's Sally Jenkins.

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