01/23/2012 10:02 am ET

Experts Say Joe Paterno's Dismissal Could Have Hastened His Death

Did the hammer blow to Joe Paterno's lifelong legacy hasten his death?

At least one national expert on aging said Paterno's firing as football coach at Pennsylvania State University, and the accusation that he should have done more to prevent a sex-abuse scandal, could have diminished his will to live.

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