Paterno in '69
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Paterno said today he will retire at the end of this season after 61 years, following the abuse scandal that broke this week alleging a former assistant of Paterno’s, Jerry Sandusky, sexually assaulted at least eight young boys.
“At this moment the Board of Trustees should not spend a single minute discussing my status,” Paterno said in a statement issued via McGinn today. “They have far more important matters to address. I want to make this as easy for them as I possibly can.”
McGinn co-founded Ryan-McGinn in 1987 after working on Capitol Hill and sold it to Interpublic in 1998. He started The McGinn Group a few years later.
The firm was acquired by Publicis’ MS&L in 2007 but became independent again on Oct. 1 of this year.
McGinn VP Michael Clements has a master's degree in journalism from Penn State.
(Updated @ 3:28PM)