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Bobby Bowden: Joe Paterno 'negligent'

Updated: November 12, 2011, 9:02 PM ET
Associated Press

ALBANY, Ga. -- Former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden said this week that now-fired Penn State coach Joe Paterno was "a little negligent" for not acting more decisively to stop alleged child abuse by one of his assistant coaches.

The Albany Herald reported that Bobby Bowden said Friday that Penn State officials could have acted years earlier to prevent sexual abuse. Bowden has the second-most major college football wins behind Paterno.

"It's sad what happened at Penn ...

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