Former Penn State Nittany Lion Football Coach Joe Paterno Reportedly in Serious Condition Near Death


According to CBS News, former Penn St. football coach Joe Paterno is in serious condition and near death.  The 85 year old Paterno has been battling lung cancer, that was initially diagnosed as treatable, since he was fired by Penn State following the Sandusky/PSU sex scandal.  Paterno has been in the hospital since January 13, 2012 for observation  for minor complications from cancer treatments. Sadly, it is only a matter of time that this NCAA college football coaching icon passes. One has to wonder how much of his spirit to thrive has been ripped from him following the Penn St. sex scandal.

Former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, who is battling lung cancer, is near death, The Citizens’ Voice reports.

The paper reports that Paterno’s wife, Sue, asked family and friends to come to the hospital because the former coach wanted to say his final goodbyes.

Paterno family’s spokesman Dan McGinn released a statement saying:

“Over the last few days Joe Paterno has experienced further health complications. His doctors have now characterized his status as serious.  His family will have no comment on the situation and asks that their privacy be respected during this difficult time.”

More from ESPN (VIDEO).

Sadly, the winiest coach in college Division I history and a man who has done many good things for Penn St. and too numerous individuals us about to leave us. The PSU sex scandal will obviously leave a black mark on his legacy; however, do not ever forget the good that Joe Pa has done.

UPDATE I: Some media outlets are reporting that JOE PA has died; however, the Paterno family spokesman says the former Penn State football coach has not passed away. Hey folks, have a heart and get a clue. It is obvious that Joe Paterno does not have much time left, stop throwing dirt on the guys grave before he has actually passed. have some form of class.

Posted January 21, 2012 by
Cancer, Healthcare, NCAA, Sports | 2 comments

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    2 Responses to “Former Penn State Nittany Lion Football Coach Joe Paterno Reportedly in Serious Condition Near Death”

    1. Former Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno Dies at Age 85 … Rest in Peace | Scared Monkeys on January 22nd, 2012 10:50 am

      [...] knew last night when it was reported that he was in grave condition, near death and had asked for friends, family and loved ones to come to the hospital to say his final goodbyes, [...]

    2. Antonho on December 26th, 2012 9:20 am

      There is something wrong at the very core of the way this ctoruny deals with sports. We reward individuals who batter their wives, use drugs, brutalize animals, and molest children by hiding their wrongs, adding to their contracts, and paying them insane amounts of money. Sandusky may be among the worst of the offenders, but the number of felons involved in professional level sports serves as an invitation to the younger set into a life of privilege and permissiveness.There’s only one other place (besides the state prison) that shelters so many individuals who have done so much wrong. Sadly, according to what I have seen, that place is the Congress of the United States.

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