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Report: Joe Paterno reworked deal

Updated: July 15, 2012, 3:26 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Veteran Penn State football coach Joe Paterno began talks that resulted in a sweetened retirement contract in the same month that he testified before a grand jury in the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse case, according to a published report.

Paterno and the university reached agreement on the amended contract that eventually totaled $5.5 million last August, months before charges were filed against Sandusky, but they began negotiating in January 2011, The New York Times reported ...

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