Skip to comments.Penn State Said to Be Planning Paterno Exit Amid Scandal
Posted on 11/08/2011 11:40:43 AM PST by bjorn14
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Joe Paternos tenure as coach of the Penn State football team will soon be over, perhaps within days or weeks, in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal that has implicated university officials, according to two people briefed on conversations among the universitys top officials.
The board of trustees has yet to determine the precise timing of Paternos exit, but it is clear that the man who has more victories than any other coach at college footballs top level and who made Penn State a prestigious national brand will not survive to coach another season. Discussions about how to manage his departure have begun, according to the two people.
Paterno was to have held a news conference Tuesday but the university canceled it less than an hour before it was scheduled to start.
At age 84 and with 46 seasons as the Penn State head coach behind him, Paternos extraordinary run of success one that produced tens of millions of dollars for the school and two national championships, and that established him as one of the nations most revered leaders, will end with a stunning and humiliating final chapter.
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My problem after that point would be....the regular sightings of the monster at the games, tailgating, banquets, practices....with boys.
No one thought this odd?
And are we to believe Joe couldn’t ban anyone from the football universe if he saw fit?
If he testifies, he will also be cross-examined. I don't see how PSU can go through all this. I see Paterno retiring, Curley and Schultz making a plea deal and Spanier stepping down. Maybe he will get Curley and Schultz to turn against Spanier but first. However, given the resolution and determination expressed by the State police head today, he may go after blood. We already have seen them opening up investigations on others that are NOT part of the PSU staff.
Anyone but Tebow.
True. JoePa may not physically have been there.
But I'm a premiere major college football coach. My good friend, defensive coordinator, and heir apparent took an early retirement in 1999 after being investigated for showering with young boys in the football locker room showers.
You think I'm not going to hear about it when he's seen around the football locker room with young boys?
I have a network that tells me when one of my players broke curfew twenty miles off campus. And I'm not going to be told when a former coach, now emeritus, who had a problem showering with little boys, is seen with a little boy around the football showers? I'm not going to know that this guy is using my facilities to hold sleepover athletic camps for boys?
That’s just it, we’re not talking about some assistant who was there for a year or two, Sandusky was with Paterno FOR THIRTY YEARS!!!!
Not if you read his post correctly. Although Joe did abet the sodomizing of little kids in his locker room. Can't really say that is honest and decent of him ...
First time I smiled today.
Good one. Thanks
If Joe didn’t know, he was the only one from the janitors up to President Spanier. Beyond comprehension.
I just saw video of him from tonight.
He looks so frail
You left out "morally" and "ethically".
The Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner, Frank Noonan, says that Joe Paterno had a moral obligation to report it.
What if somebody would have stopped him in 2002?
I hope he announces his retirement soon.
What if DA Gricar had prosecuted him in 1998?
Duh. Curley reports to him.
And that pretty much sums it up. Paterno does not have a boss, he is the boss. As one columnist wrote, "Did you even know Penn State had a president before today?"
There was no chain of command to kick it up. If Paterno played that game it does portray him as a little lacking in character.
I've never seen the sun rise over Shanghai but I'm pretty sure it does.
Paterno stated yesterday he did what he was required to do. You can drop the 'if'.
As much as I hate Ohio State, in my older age I have gained more respect for ole’ Woody. I read War As They Knew it and it was an eye opener.
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