Joe Paterno will have to live with choice

The legendary coach's ultimate punishment will be looking in the mirror each morning

Updated: November 10, 2011, 12:38 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

As an enduring symbol of virtue, as a man charged with no crime, Joe Paterno likely believes that the loss of his job, his team, and his program at Penn State amounts to a severe price to pay for the alleged sexual abuses perpetrated by a longtime aide.

Paterno was fired by the university board of trustees Wednesday night, this after he announced he would retire at season's end. The board absolutely did the right thing, the only thing, as trotting Paterno out there against Nebraska for ...

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