Sad Day in Happy Valley: Penn State Board of Trustees … Joe Paterno Out Immediately as Head Coach … PSU President Graham Spanier Also Out
JOE PA OUT!!! … SAD DAY IN HAPPY VALLEY.
ITS OFFICIAL … JOE PATERNO OUT EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AS PENN STATE HEAD COACH …
The Penn State Board of Trustees have spoken, the Joe Paterno coaching era ends in disgrace. Earlier in the day Paterno said that he would retire at the end of the years amidst the child sex scandal. Paterno was in tears and his football team in disbelief, the end of an era was over. He stated that “at this moment the Board of Trustees should not spend a single minute discussing my status.” However, that was not the case. The Board decided to terminate Paterno effective immediately. However, it was only inevitable, the domino’s were beginning to fall. 61 years on the sidelines and 46 years as head coach of the Nittany Lions all over because of a lapse in judgment and not doing the right thing when it came to a child predator.
Fade to black … Joe is Out
Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was fired late Wednesday night as the result of a growing child-sex scandal that has engulfed the program. The move is effective immediately meaning he will never coach for the school again.
The board of trustees also fired Penn State president Graham Spanier amid the growing questionable behavior and cover up of the child sex scandal at the hands of one time PSU defensive coordinator and assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. Spanier has been president of the school since 1995. You knew Spanier was toast when he threw his full support behind the two PSU officials that were arrested, rather that showing outrage of the incident.
“My son is extremely distraught, and now to see how we were betrayed, words cannot tell you. To see that Graham Spanier is putting his unconditional support behind Curley and Shultz when he should be putting his support behind the victims, it just makes them victims all over again.”
What a sad, tragic and pathetic end to a college football coaching icon. Joe Paterno, the winningest coach in Division I NCAA football leaves the game in disgrace following the child sex abuse scandal that has rocked Happy Valley and Penn State. How could it have come to this? Honestly, as a long time Paterno fan and having known individuals that have attended PSU, I am stunned. How could a hideous pedophile like Jerry Sandusky have brought down such a beloved man like JOE PA? Oh sorry, alleged hideous, pig SOB pedophile Sandusky. If there is any justice, Sandusky will get his in the State Penn that he did to little boys at Penn State. Also, how could anyone at Penn State, including Paterno, have not done more to protect the children and not covered up this terrible crime? Did they think it would be forever just swept under the rug?
What a sad day and a terrible lapse of judgment on the part of Joe Paterno. Shock and Awe hits Penn State. 409 wins and 24 bowl wins was not enough to save the job of coaching legend Joe Paterno. PSU college students take to the streets in support of Joe Pa; however, there were some that did not and openly stated that Joe was not the victim.
“I am disappointed with the Board of Trustees’ decision, but I have to accept it.
A tragedy occurred, and we all have to have patience to let the legal process proceed. I appreciate the outpouring of support but want to emphasize that everyone should remain calm and please respect the university, its property and all that we value. (snip)