Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has been hospitalized for minor complications from his ongoing
cancer treatments in Pennsylvania, Paterno's son Scott Paterno told CNN on Friday.
The family hopes his hospitalization is brief, Scott Paterno said.
Joe Paterno's family announced in November – days after he had lost his job as Nittany Lions head coach amid a scandal involving one of his former assistants – that he had been diagnosed with a treatable form of lung cancer. Paterno, 85, has received chemotherapy treatments, CNN reported last month.
He was hospitalized for a few days last month after fracturing his pelvis when he slipped and fell at his home, sources told CNN at the time.
Paterno, the all-time winningest football coach in Division I history, was fired amid criticism that he hadn't done more when a sexual assault allegation surfaced regarding his longtime defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky.FULL STORY