A Timeline Of Joe Paterno’s Post-Sandusky Legacy In Photos

From the breaking of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse story to the damning Freeh Report, those in State College and beyond have made their views on JoePa’s culpability well known. These photos tell the complicated, sad story. posted on

1. Joe Paterno Receives A Plaque Celebrating His 409th Career Win

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10/29/11 - Just days before the Sandusky charges were made formal.

2. The Sandusky Story Breaks

Ralph Wilson / AP

11/7/11

Ralph Wilson / AP

11/7/11

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11/8/11

Matt Rourke / AP

11/8/11

Matt Rourke / AP

11/8/11

7. The Penn State Board Of Trustees’ Support Of Paterno Begins To Erode

Matt Rourke / AP

11/8/11

Matt Rourke / AP

11/8/11

Matt Rourke / AP

11/8/11

10. Students Camp Outside Beaver Stadium

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11/8/11

Gene J. Puskar / AP

11/8/11

12. Students Begin To Rally Behind Paterno

Matt Rourke / AP

11/8/11

Matt Rourke / AP

11/8/11

Matt Rourke / AP

11/8/11

Matt Rourke / AP

11/8/11

TIM SHAFFER / Reuters

11/8/11

17. Joe & His Wife Sue Address The Masses Gathered At Their Home

Matt Rourke / AP

11/8/11

Matt Rourke / AP

11/8/11

Rob Carr / Getty Images

11/8/11

20. The Paternos Learn Of Joe’s Firing

Gene J. Puskar / AP

11/9/11

21. Students Riot Upon Hearing The News

Matt Rourke / AP

11/9/11

Matt Rourke / AP

11/9/11

Matt Rourke / AP

11/9/11

Matt Rourke / AP

11/9/11

Patrick Smith / Getty Images

11/9/11

PAT LITTLE / Reuters

11/9/11

Patrick Smith / Getty Images

11/9/11

28. The Other Side Of The Rioters

Mary Altaffer / AP

11/9/11

Gene J. Puskar / AP

11/9/11

Gene J. Puskar / AP

11/9/11

Gene J. Puskar / AP

11/9/11

Matt Rourke / AP

11/9/11

PAT LITTLE / Reuters

11/9/11

34. The 1st Game After Paterno’s Firing

Matt Rourke / AP

11/12/11

Alex Brandon / AP

11/12/11

Matt Rourke / AP

11/12/11

Alex Brandon / AP

11/12/11

Gene J. Puskar / AP

11/12/11

Alex Brandon / AP

11/12/11

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41. A Few Weeks Later

Brandon Wade / AP

1/1/12

Jeff McWhorter / AP

1/1/12

Andy Colwell / AP

1/19/12

44. Joe Paterno Passes Away

John Beale / AP

1/21/12

Patrick Smith / Getty Images

1/21/12

Gene J. Puskar / AP

1/22/12

John Beale / AP

1/22/12

Gene J. Puskar / AP

1/22/12

Gene J. Puskar / AP

1/22/12

GARY CAMERON / Reuters

1/22/12

PAT LITTLE / Reuters

1/25/12

52. Paterno’s Statue After The Annual Penn State Spring Scrimmage

PAT LITTLE / Reuters

4/21/2012

53. Jerry Sandusky Is Convicted On Multiple Charges Of Child Sex Abuse

Gene J. Puskar / AP

6/22/12

54. The Freeh Report Is Released

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7/12/12 - Investigators accuse Paterno and other Penn State senior officials of concealing critical facts relating to Sandusky’s child abuse over the years.

Matt Rourke / AP

7/12/12

56. Students Read & React To The Freeh Report

Gene J. Puskar / AP

7/12/12

Gene J. Puskar / AP

7/12/12

Gene J. Puskar / AP

7/12/12

59. Paterno’s Grave The Morning Of The Freeh Report Release

Gene J. Puskar / AP

7/12/12

Gene J. Puskar / AP

7/13/12

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