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AP: Joe Paterno to retire at season's end
CBS Sports ^ | November 9, 2011

Posted on 11/09/2011 7:25:38 AM PST by Zakeet

UPDATE - Nov. 9: The Associated Press is reporting that Joe Paterno has decided to retire at the end of the season.

As the amount of alleged victims in the Jerry Sandusky case climbs rapidly, reports are emerging that Penn State head coach Joe Paterno's coaching career will soon come to an end. Official support for Paterno is reportedly "eroding," even as Nittany Lion fans rally in support of the longtime coach.

The New York Times reported Tuesday that Paterno's 46 years as Nittany Lion head coach "will soon be over, perhaps within days or weeks." According to two sources familiar with top administrative discussions who spoke to the Times, talks to determine "how to manage his departure have begun."

"The board of trustees has yet to determine the precise timing of Paterno’s exit," the Times writes, "but it is clear that the man who has more victories than any other coach at college football’s top level and who made Penn State a prestigious brand will not survive to coach another season."

(Excerpt) Read more at eye-on-college-football.blogs.cbssports.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: absolutemorals; coach; homosexualagenda; paterno; pederast; pederastagenda; pederasts; pederasty; pennstate; retirement; sandusky; theend
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1 posted on 11/09/2011 7:25:40 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Well geeze, the guy is 200 years old.


2 posted on 11/09/2011 7:27:33 AM PST by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Zakeet

Right. Put out there to try and make it through Saturday. The trustees should can him today.


3 posted on 11/09/2011 7:29:15 AM PST by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: Zakeet

Sad end to a historic career. Tarnished after 46 years. The team and the university will not be the same. Joe Paterno was to go out on top. This certainly is not a celebration. The team and the school has fallen.

I wonder if the NCAA or the investigators will demand further disciplinary action against Penn State.


4 posted on 11/09/2011 7:29:15 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: Zakeet

Looks like there’s even worse that Spanier and the trustees want to hide. And that in addition to aiding and abetting a pedophile, Paterno’s all for a good ol’ fashioned spot of blackmail.


5 posted on 11/09/2011 7:29:59 AM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: Zakeet

So, it’s clear he needs to go because of his proximity to these crimes....but HOLDER....no, he should STAY.

Makes e physically ill...the hypocrisy. See my tagline.


6 posted on 11/09/2011 7:30:22 AM PST by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: Zakeet

Sorry to see you go Joe, but you really should have done the right thing 10 years ago. Now you will have to live with your actions, or inaction as it were.

schu


7 posted on 11/09/2011 7:31:07 AM PST by schu
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To: Zakeet

Can’t fire him before the bowl game. /s


8 posted on 11/09/2011 7:31:09 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: mewzilla

Lots coming outta the woodwork: Gricar, how Portland was treated, Spanier being on, then off Barry’s short list for SecEd....


9 posted on 11/09/2011 7:31:58 AM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: Zakeet

Morally complicit in the crime of child molestation.

He has to go immediately.


10 posted on 11/09/2011 7:32:20 AM PST by babble-on
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To: Zakeet

Like he had a choice. I get the feeling if Penn State wasn’t in the thick of the Big Ten race, he would have been gone earlier.


11 posted on 11/09/2011 7:32:45 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Zakeet
Official support for Paterno is reportedly "eroding," even as Nittany Lion fans rally in support of the longtime coach.

There's a lot of morally-confused students at Penn State. The rally at JoePa's house was about as appropriate as the OWS movement. They don't know what they are celebrating if they chose this particular moment for that rally. Not unique to PSU. Campus speech-codes and a general lack of standards throughout the US education were the fertile ground for this spectacle.

12 posted on 11/09/2011 7:33:33 AM PST by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: dfwgator

Spanier tried to get rid of Paterno when Spanier got to PSU. Spanier couldn’t do it. Wonder why.....


13 posted on 11/09/2011 7:34:00 AM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: babble-on

To say Saturday’s game with Nebraska will be surreal, is the understatement of the year.


14 posted on 11/09/2011 7:34:51 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Zakeet

I doubt that JoePa will last the week. IMO, No way he lasts to the end of the season


15 posted on 11/09/2011 7:36:01 AM PST by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: dfwgator

The Huskers might want to be sure they don’t leave any corn cobs behind in ‘Happy Valley’ after the game...


16 posted on 11/09/2011 7:37:02 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: babble-on

Why wait until the end of the season. He should man up and leave immediately if he feels any remorse for his inaction and lack of follow-up on a heinous crime.


17 posted on 11/09/2011 7:37:10 AM PST by BipolarBob (Avoid dangerous religious cults, practice safe sects.)
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To: mewzilla
From 2008....

Obama considering ex-UNL chancellor for secretary of education, reports say

Check out the next to the last paragraph.

18 posted on 11/09/2011 7:37:19 AM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: Zakeet

I’m a little fuzzy on Joe Pa’s role in this.

As far as I know, someone came to Joe with a rumor. Joe immediately went to his superior. Is Joe supposed to be all knowing? Isn’t it possible that Joe thought it was handled and the rumors are false. You know, they’re trying to use the same mentality on Herman Cain. It’s not the truth, but the seriousness of the charges that’s driving things.


19 posted on 11/09/2011 7:37:55 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: who knows what evil?

As Lawrence, from ‘Office Space’ would say, “Watch your Cornhole, Bud.”


20 posted on 11/09/2011 7:38:02 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Mozilla

Yep. First ‘Climategate’ and now this.


21 posted on 11/09/2011 7:39:39 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: mewzilla
"Spanier being on, then off Barry’s short list for SecEd...."

He could always take over as Safe Schools Czar.

22 posted on 11/09/2011 7:40:07 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: brownsfan
It’s not the truth, but the seriousness of the charges that’s driving things.

This is one case where the seriousness of the charges rule should apply, at least to get it resolved, because of the potential for more victims.

23 posted on 11/09/2011 7:40:23 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Batman11

He should leave immediately if he wants to instill courage and ethics in his players. He should walk the walk.


24 posted on 11/09/2011 7:40:31 AM PST by BipolarBob (I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in.)
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To: Zakeet
Mr. Paterno has to go TODAY and not a second later.
25 posted on 11/09/2011 7:41:10 AM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: mewzilla
From 2007....

Rene Portland resigns, lesbian athletes rejoice

26 posted on 11/09/2011 7:41:42 AM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: cripplecreek
Well geeze, the guy is 200 years old.

But he has a better undertaker than Dick Clark.

27 posted on 11/09/2011 7:41:49 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: my small voice

And what about the graduate assistant who ACTUALLY witnessed the raping of the young boy and DID not tell Paterno the entire story. Joe was under the impression that they were horsing around in the shower. Joe told his boss as I would have told mine, and allowed the judicial system to take care of it. Probably never thought about it again until the Grand Jury summons.

McCreary is the guiltiest of them all and no mention of him. HE should have called 911 immediately and told Paterno the exact details of the RAPE.


28 posted on 11/09/2011 7:42:56 AM PST by halfright ("Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading". --Thomas Je)
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To: dfwgator
To say Saturday’s game with Nebraska will be surreal, is the understatement of the year.

I'll be watching for some newly minted "PEDO STATE" banners and T-shirts worn by stealth cornhusker fans.

That said, I imagine any such banners or shirts will be confiscated by the Pedo State authorities before they could be displayed.

But wait until Pedo State goes on its last two road games. Now THAT should prove very interesting...

29 posted on 11/09/2011 7:43:14 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Zakeet
But he's only 84! What a waste!

He had a good 10 years left in the tank.

30 posted on 11/09/2011 7:43:18 AM PST by marshmallow (.)
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To: dfwgator

“This is one case where the seriousness of the charges rule should apply, at least to get it resolved, because of the potential for more victims.”

So, Joe Pa is a threat?


31 posted on 11/09/2011 7:43:48 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: dfwgator
Two predictions:

1. Tom Ridge will be the new head of the trustees.
I feel 99% on this one.

2. Bill Cowher will be the new coach.
I feel 50/50 on this one.

32 posted on 11/09/2011 7:43:54 AM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

If the Obama admin ran a backround check on Spanier that turned up something on what Sandusky was doing....


33 posted on 11/09/2011 7:44:24 AM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: Zakeet
The old sanctimonious geezer tries to take control of the spiraling scandal and hang on til the end of the season. I just LOVED the comment in his release about him not being important enough for the board to have to worry about anymore (or words to that effect).

Five will get you ten that he is gone within a week...he will NEVER make it to the end of the season.

34 posted on 11/09/2011 7:45:02 AM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must...)
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To: AGreatPer

You wonder who is going to want to take the job so soon after this?


35 posted on 11/09/2011 7:45:49 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: who knows what evil?
The Huskers might want to be sure they don’t leave any corn cobs behind in ‘Happy Valley’ after the game...

Good Heavens, it's bad enough that Penn State will be forever known as Ped State, but can you imagine if this had happened in Nebraska?

36 posted on 11/09/2011 7:46:12 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Zakeet
And what of McQuery who ran away when he witnessed the actual crime?

And what of Spainer who participated in the cover-up?

37 posted on 11/09/2011 7:46:17 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (The patient is too far gone to save.)
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To: AGreatPer

Any trustee who was on the board during all this, should damn well go. Except for Corbett, since he launched the investigation while he was AG, IIRC.


38 posted on 11/09/2011 7:47:05 AM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: brownsfan

Rumor like that and I call the cops and hope I wasnt wrong


39 posted on 11/09/2011 7:47:58 AM PST by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: Zakeet

That’s what he gets for passing the buck. Supposedly the Grad Student was very specific as to what was happening. Paterno should have called the Cops right then and there. NO excuse will suffice.


40 posted on 11/09/2011 7:47:58 AM PST by marty60
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

As for Nebraska, how do know it didn’t?


41 posted on 11/09/2011 7:48:14 AM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: Batman11

They only had to keep this hush hush long enough for him to set the win record ,right?

hasn’t that already happened?

now they’ll get the moniker of Pedo State.


42 posted on 11/09/2011 7:48:24 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: marty60

As someone said on another thread, “What would Bear Bryant have done?” He probably would have gone down there and strangled the sonofabitch himself.


43 posted on 11/09/2011 7:49:38 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Mozilla

“The team and the school has fallen.”

Our entire culture has fallen. This is simply one more bit of evidence to support that. Any society without firm moral principles is doomed. Period.

I do not know what Coach Paterno knew about any of this. I will not tarnish him without knowing so.


44 posted on 11/09/2011 7:50:59 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: BipolarBob
He should leave immediately if he wants to instill courage and ethics in his players. He should walk the walk.

NCAA Bylaw 2.4 The Principles of Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct. For intercollegiate athletics to promote the character development of participants, to enhance the integrity of higher education and to promote civility in society, student-athletes, coaches, and all others associated with these athletics programs and events should adhere to such fundamental values as respect, fairness, civility, honesty and responsibility. These values should be manifest not only in athletics participation but also in the broad spectrum of activities affecting the athletics program.

For anyone claiming this has nothing to do with the football program.

45 posted on 11/09/2011 7:51:28 AM PST by Mr. Bird
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To: Mozilla

It wasn’t tarnished after 46 years.
It became tarnished after the first incidents were covered up.
That we are only finding out now shows the depth of the corruption.

Maybe the trustees should have put in a university president with different values and vision than a guy who wrote his doctoral dissertation on wife swapping.


46 posted on 11/09/2011 7:51:32 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Tallguy
If I had a kid at Penn State (I have two in college now) and saw one at that ridiculous Rally for Pedophilic Rape at JoePa's house, I would get in my car and be there right now and sit down with them and explain right from wrong and what a heinous crime child rape is.

And that smiling sick b@stard comes out of his house like a superstar. Yecchhhh...

47 posted on 11/09/2011 7:51:43 AM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must...)
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To: dfwgator
You wonder who is going to want to take the job so soon after this?

There would be a line longer than you can imagine. Especially since you would be looking at a total house clearing.

48 posted on 11/09/2011 7:51:58 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (The patient is too far gone to save.)
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To: halfright
According to the graduate student and the Grand Jury he told Paterno and the other two guys (both charged) that he walked into the room to the sound of wet flesh slapping against wet flesh and saw anal sex going on, they both saw him, and he left the room. No doubt only after the fact did he think to himself - that was like a ten year old kid on the receiving end!

Where did you get that Paterno was only told about “horseplay”?

It was the two PennStatePedo guys who are charged for covering up the crime that reported it as “horseplay”.

49 posted on 11/09/2011 7:52:05 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: dfwgator

As someone said on another thread, “What would Bear Bryant have done?” He probably would have gone down there and strangled the sonofabitch himself.
___________________________________________________________

Yep.


50 posted on 11/09/2011 7:52:10 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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