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02/08/2013 01:49 pm ET

Sue Paterno Defends JoePa In Letter To Former Penn State Players

A portrait of Sue and Joe Paterno by artist Bill Rettig hangs in the Pattee and Paterno Library on the main campus of Penn St
A portrait of Sue and Joe Paterno by artist Bill Rettig hangs in the Pattee and Paterno Library on the main campus of Penn State University in State College, Pa., Friday, July 13, 2012. After an eight-month inquiry, Former FBI director Louis Freeh's firm produced a 267-page report that concluded that Paterno and other top Penn State officials hushed up child sex abuse allegations against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky for more than a decade for fear of bad publicity, allowing Sandusky to prey on other youngsters. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Breaking more than a year of silence, Sue Paterno is defending her late husband as a "moral, disciplined" man who never twisted the truth to avoid bad publicity.

The wife of the former Penn State coach is fighting back against the accusations against Joe Paterno that followed the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Her campaign started with a letter sent Friday to former Penn State players.

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