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PSU pays Paterno estate $5.5M-plus

Updated: April 20, 2012, 12:06 AM ET
Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Penn State has agreed to provide millions in payments and benefits to Joe Paterno's estate and family members under the late football coach's employment contract, although a family lawyer says the Paternos did not sign away their right to sue.

The school turned over four checks on Thursday worth more than $3 million for bonuses that covered the season, bowl game and entire career, according to a university spokeswoman.

A breakdown provided by Penn State included ...

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