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Paterno To Retire At Season’s End

By Wyatt Earp | November 9, 2011

UPDATE: Paterno was fired, and local stations are reporting rioting on campus.

If Penn State wants to keep what little credibility it has left, they would urge him to retire by week’s end. There is no way he should lead the team onto the field this Saturday. No. Freakin’. Way.

Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will retire at the end of the season, days after the school was rocked by allegations of sexual abuse against a former assistant.

Paterno’s decision comes only days after former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was accused in a grand jury report of molesting eight young boys over a 15-year span.

ESPN’s love-fest continued on SportsCenter this morning, as an on-site reporter claimed JoePa cried when he told his team. Maybe JoePa should check his ego and save the tears for the Jerry Sandusky’s victims.

Topics: Evil = Funny | 16 Comments »

16 Responses to “Paterno To Retire At Season’s End”

  1. Ingineer66 Says:
    November 9th, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    He should have retired years ago.

  2. Randal Graves Says:
    November 9th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    He is personally responsible for many boys being RAPED because he had the opportunity to stop it and chose to protect his precious football program. ASSHOLE!

  3. Jon Brooks Says:
    November 9th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    The victim list has grown to at least 20 now.

  4. Kitty Says:
    November 9th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    How does the team feel? I can only imagine how humiliated some might feel to be coached by him.

  5. Veeshir Says:
    November 9th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Kornheiser cracked me up yesterday, he said something like, “Paterno is the most important man on Penn State, maybe even in the whole state!”

    Wilbon nodded.

    It’s funny how little perspective some people have.

  6. RogerDee Says:
    November 9th, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I’m “Touched”

  7. Chris C Says:
    November 9th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    He effed up royally, enough to get any manager or leader shown the way out the door. Yet, somehow JoePa is dictating the terms of his resignation.

    The man is shameless.

  8. bob (either orr) Says:
    November 9th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Y’all know I’m Penn State. Yeah, Joe has to go, I say reluctantly and sadly. But I still have some questions before I would condemn Joe to Hades.
    And I wonder why Spanier canceled Joe’s press session yesterday… Could it be that they knew Joe would answer the questions asked of him and completely destroy the university officials’ defense??? You know the lawyers are all over this now (which they should have been nine years ago, but that’s another story) and putting gags on people. They didn’t know what Joe would say, so no news conference.
    There’s a lot of hurt in the household right now. Penn State is a helluva lot more than a sick ex-coach and a despicable set of administrators (remember, these guys backed global warming scammer Michael Mann when he was put under review… the review was a bleeping joke). In fact, there are kids on that campus right now who are planning something designed to help the kids Sandusky diddled.

  9. Picky Says:
    November 9th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Breaking news: He’s fired, along with the Penn State President. FYI.

  10. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 9th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Picky – Turn on CNN. The students were rioting a few minutes ago. “Crappy Valley.”

  11. Wes S. Says:
    November 10th, 2011 at 1:21 am

    Given the circumstances, riots might almost be understandable, were the protesters demanding the firing of Paterno and a general housecleaning of the Penn State administration and athletics department.

    Somehow, I doubt that’s going to be the case here…

    …And why the hell didn’t the assistant coach who caught Sandusky molesting one of his pre-teen victims in the showers back in ’02 beat the hell out of him then and then call the cops? Doing the right thing then would have saved Penn State a lot of grief…

  12. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 10th, 2011 at 1:24 am

    Wes S. – It wasn’t. It was rioting because of the JoePa firing. The students were chanting “F**k the Trustees” before turning over a news van, tearing down light posts, and throwing bottles and rocks at police and bystanders (according to the Daily Collegian Twitter feed).

  13. Vicki Says:
    November 10th, 2011 at 7:05 am

    I had a Penn State alum tell me that Tressel is still crap.


  14. Jon Brooks Says:
    November 10th, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Wyatt – Whats the scoop on the story that Bob Franz on WTAM 1100 AM here in Cleveburg was talking about, concerning a PA prosecutor who was looking into this case years ago and suddenly…poof…he just vanished and just recently has been declared legally dead? You think forces within the big time money college and football world had him offed?

  15. BlackOrchid Says:
    November 10th, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Jon – this is the part of the whole story I’m really interested in too. Was Gricar murdered to shut him up? or was the pressure put on him to cover it all up too much and he killed himself?

    Either way it made no sense that he closed that case with the evidence he clearly had.

    JoePa sucks as does PS Football, but there was something EXTREMELY rotten in Centre County that should be looked at too, looked at very hard.

  16. Wes S. Says:
    November 11th, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Wyatt: Yeah, sadly that was pretty much what I figured even before I saw the news reports.

    Can’t say I’m surprised…