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Paper: Penn State Coach Joe Paterno’s Will Sealed

File photo of the procession for former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

File photo of the procession for former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) A northeastern Pennsylvania newspaper says the last will and testament of veteran Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has been ordered permanently sealed from public view along with all related court filings at the request of an estate attorney.

The Citizen’s Voice of Wilkes-Barre says even the order by the Centre County judge and the petition by a Paterno attorney requesting the action have been sealed. The paper says it’s the only will sealed in the county in the last 18 months.

Paterno amassed a Division 1-record 409 victories in 4½ decades at Penn State. He died from lung cancer in January at the age of 85, several months after he was ousted by the school’s board of trustees following sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant coach.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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