Report: Paterno to retire at end of season

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    Paterno should be in handcuffs.
     
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    Joe Pa probably has dementia.

    Should have retired 10 years ago. (COACHING FROM THE PRESSBOX INSTEAD OF ON THE SIDELINES

    Not sure how much he knew about the sex allegations - I doubt very little if anything
     
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    Penn State has a new strategy:

    turn tight ends into wide receivers
     
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    Tom Bradley will take over as interim head coach.

    The president of the school was also fired.
     
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    Joe Paterno obviously placed a higher priority on the success of his football team than he did on protecting young boys from the criminal conduct of his coaching staff. Paterno may have been a great coach, but he lost his moral compass somewhere along the way.

    Sadly, firing Paterno was not that big a deal. He has already accumulated more money than he could possibly spend in his lifetime. Sometimes I think the only reason he hung in there as long as he did was to get a few more victories to add to his record. Unfortunately, his “win at all costs” philosophy came at a terrible cost to the eight boys who were sexually abused by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. I can only wonder how many boys would have been spared their terrible ordeal if Paterno had acted more responsibly.

    Far too often, morality is sacrificed on the alter of college sports. It's about time to put things in perspective:

    “What is the purpose of a college or university? It is to prepare the student body for the great tasks of life...the last thing in the world a college or university should be concerned with is being number one in football or basketball if the price one pays for that is the corruption of character and the undermining of true student morale on campus.”

    - Howard Cosell
     
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    Good. :clap2:
     
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    Do they not teach ethics at this University...?




    Way to rally 'round the ole pedophile enabler! :cuckoo:
     

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