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    Breaking Joe Paterno to retire after this season

    http://www.boston.com/sports/college...ent_statement/

    I am absolutely devastated by the developments in this case. I grieve for the children and their families, and I pray for their comfort and relief.

    I have come to work every day for the last 61 years with one clear goal in mind: To serve the best interests of this university and the young men who have been entrusted to my care. I have the same goal today.

    That's why I have decided to announce my retirement effective at the end of this season. At this moment the Board of Trustees should not spend a single minute discussing my status. They have far more important matters to address. I want to make this as easy for them as I possibly can.

    This is a tragedy. It is one of the great sorrows of my life. With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more.

    My goals now are to keep my commitments to my players and staff and finish the season with dignity and determination. And then I will spend the rest of my life doing everything I can to help this University.
    I expected Joe to retire after this season as did most people, long before this Sandusky scandal even came up. It is sad that he has to end his historic career on this note, but I am glad he gets to go out on his own and not forced out because the media was at his door with torches and pitch forks. He deserves that much.

    This Saturday will be sad to know that I am in Beaver Stadium watching Joe Paterno's last home game. Hopefully Penn State can make the Big Ten Championship game, win it and win their bowl game. Would be a great ending for Joe.

    Thank you Joe for all you did for Penn State and college football. You are truly the biggest legend in college football history.

    I would expect Urban Meyer or Al Golden to be the head coach next season.


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    That resignation is a bunch of BS, I hope the PSU administration steps in and does the right thing by lettting him go immediately. Joe lost his right to go out on his own terms, he should be gone now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nublar7 View Post
    I expected Joe to retire after this season as did most people, long before this Sandusky scandal even came up. It is sad that he has to end his historic career on this note, but I am glad he gets to go out on his own and not forced out because the media was at his door with torches and pitch forks. He deserves that much.
    No, he doesn't. Winning a bunch of football games doesn't mean anything in this case. What he deserves is alot worse then what he is receiving, but i would settle for an immediate firing.
    "I'm not here to be a distraction," Pouncey said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spesh View Post
    No, he doesn't. Winning a bunch of football games doesn't mean anything in this case. What he deserves is alot worse then what he is receiving, but i would settle for an immediate firing.
    I wouldn't expect you to understand. He has done a lot more than just win a bunch of football games. He doesn't deserve to be fired for something that wasn't against the law. He should have done more, but lets remember that Sandusky, not Paterno is the one who molested children.

    I will be cheering on Penn State and Joe Paterno at Beaver Stadium this weekend with 110,000 of my closest friends.

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    He KNEW about this and did nothing, I admired and respected Paterno before this scandal. I lost total respect for him as a leader and a man, he should never coach another game and hopefully PSU does not allow him to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nublar7 View Post
    I wouldn't expect you to understand. He has done a lot more than just win a bunch of football games. He doesn't deserve to be fired for something that wasn't against the law. He should have done more, but lets remember that Sandusky, not Paterno is the one who molested children.

    I will be cheering on Penn State and Joe Paterno at Beaver Stadium this weekend with 110,000 of my closest friends.
    Being a good human being has nothing to do with legality. Sandusky molested children and is a monster. Paterno did the bare minimum to stop it and quit trying to once the AD ignored it. Every victim since then (20+ most likely, according to SI) is a reflection of JoePa's character. He enabled it to happen. **** him.





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    This douche doesn't deserve to end his career on his own note. Fire him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nublar7 View Post
    I wouldn't expect you to understand. He has done a lot more than just win a bunch of football games. He doesn't deserve to be fired for something that wasn't against the law. He should have done more, but lets remember that Sandusky, not Paterno is the one who molested children.

    I will be cheering on Penn State and Joe Paterno at Beaver Stadium this weekend with 110,000 of my closest friends.
    The fact that he donated money to a library or helped a few students out here and there is utterly meaningless. JoePa did the one thing he spoke out against: he betrayed his values. The fact that he did so to, at most, protect his(and the schools) image or, at least, looked the other way due to apathy is damning part.

    So your right, i dont understand. I dont understand how he should "deserve" things just because he did some good in the past. I dont understand how people can insist he should be able to continue coaching, into the future or at least to the rest of the season.
    Because when it mattered most, when the cards were on the table, when ethics always matter the most, Paterno did nothing. And in that light, im very glad i "dont understand".

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    Paterno's silence destroyed the lives of several children. Though he didn't commit the molestation, he enabled it to continue. Paterno should be fired immediately but seeing how the school is handling this situation tells me that wont happen.

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