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Report: PSU bans JoePa's wife from pool

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The wife of former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno will have to find a new place to swim after school officials decided to ban her from the university pool.

A source close to the Paterno family told The Harrisburg Patriot-News that Sue Paterno was informed Wednesday she would no longer be welcomed at the school's facilities, adding that no reason was given.

When asked to comment by The Patriot-News, Penn State spokesman Bill Mahon said, "I have heard nobody discuss this."

According to the family source, the wife of the 84-year-old iconic head coach used the Penn State facilities daily to swim and workout.

The Paterno family has remained mostly out of sight since the child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky engulfed the State College campus earlier this month.

Paterno and university president Graham Spanier both lost their jobs in the immediate aftermath, while athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz were both charged with perjury for allegedly lying to a grand jury and for failing to report suspected child abuse.

Sandusky, 67, is accused in a 40-count indictment of sexually assaulting eight boys over a period of 15 years. He has maintained his innocence.

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