PENNSYLVANIA

Corbett: Paterno “˜Probably’ Shouldn’t Have Been Fired

Wolf says he’ll forgo a state salary as governor.

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Karyn Bruggeman
Nov. 7, 2014, 5:54 a.m.

“In his most ex­pans­ive com­ments since the child-sex-ab­use scan­dal erup­ted at Pennsylvania State Uni­versity three years ago,” Gov. Tom Corbett (R) said that Penn State foot­ball coach Joe Pa­ter­no “‘tech­nic­ally com­plied with the law’ in deal­ing with pe­do­phile Jerry San­dusky and that uni­versity trust­ees should have let the icon­ic coach end his ca­reer when the sea­son did.”

“‘They prob­ably shouldn’t have fired him. They prob­ably should have sus­pen­ded him,’ Corbett said in an ex­clus­ive in­ter­view at his res­id­ence.”

“Many crit­ics who chal­lenged those find­ings used so­cial me­dia this week to or­gan­ize an ef­fort to vote against Corbett. In the in­ter­view, the Re­pub­lic­an gov­ernor ac­know­ledged that his role in the case might have been one factor in his loss to” Gov.-elect Tom Wolf (D). “He called it ‘one ad­di­tion­al coal’ on the fire.” (Phil­adelphia In­quirer)

NO STATE SALARY. Speak­ing to re­port­ers Wed­nes­day, Wolf said “he’ll forgo his salary as the state’s chief ex­ec­ut­ive “¦ Wolf said he’ll give the salary to char­ity or re­turn it to the state, de­pend­ing on what the law al­lows. The salary is $187,256.” (AP)

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