Paterno's statement on his firing is after the jump:
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 I want to emphasize that everyone should remain calm and please respect the university, its property and all that we value.
I have been incredibly blessed to spend my entire career working with people I love. I am grateful beyond words to all of the coaches, players and staff who have been part of this program.
And to all of our fans and supporters, my family and I will be forever in your debt.
I am proud of my PSU education. What happened between these men has ZERO bearing on my teaching and degree earned years ago. Anyone who holds the student body responsible is simply ignorant.
What a nose on that dego
@Alum, I don’t think anyone is holding the student body “responsible” for anything, but you have to admit they look pretty ignorant themselves chanting We Are Penn State and rioting clearly over the firing of JoePa which they seem to care more about rather than over the disgusting coverup itself.
@John- 1 more game… 1 more game
Dear JoePa Supporters,
Do me a huge favor. Just shut your mouths because you are sounding really stupid every time you voice your opinion. Please put aside your allegiance to PSU football just for one minute. Put aside what JoePa has done for the school and all of his donations. Put aside his legacy within the PSU football program. Stop making excuses for his age. Now step into reality for a second and be sure not to wear blue and white. Take a look at the grand jury testimony and let it all set in. Do you have younger sons, brothers, nephews, cousins? Imagine if that was them. Imagine JoePa could have stopped that from happening to them. Are you still supporting him now? I would hope not. Now please stop acting like complete idiots and start acting like rational human beings. There is more to life than PSU football and JoePa. Some of these kids will not have normal lives because of the lack of responsibility on JoePa’s part. He certainly wasn’t the main reason this all happened but he could have been the savior of many children’s psychological well-being. Instead, he chose to let someone else handle the problem. For someone with such love for all of his children, grandchildren, players and students how can he act so irresponsibly in this situation when it comes to such horrific acts?
let joe go
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