Joe Paterno interview excerpts (0:34)

Joe Paterno interview excerpts (0:34)

Jan. 22, 2012
Listen to previously unpublished excerpts from Joe Paterno's final interview with The Washington Post's Sally Jenkins. (Jan. 22)
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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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Paterno talks about the scandal that ended his coaching career.

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