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Paterno exchanges words with fellow driver

Joe Paterno exchanged words with another motorist who then complained to police about the Penn State football coach’s conduct. No charges were filed.

The incident, which had been rumored about on Internet message boards, was confirmed by the coach during a weekly luncheon earlier this week, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Thursday. The luncheon is closed to the media and his comments are typically treated as off-the-record, but some people in attendance recounted Paterno’s exchange with the audience to the newspaper.

Team spokesman Jeff Nelson declined comment Thursday on the report.

Paterno told the luncheon crowd he nearly collided with another car on a campus road last week and exchanged words with the other driver and her husband.

Read more about the story in Friday’s edition of The Times Leader.

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