Originally posted on Dr. Saturday  |  Last updated 11/22/11

ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 1: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions leaves the field following the 2010 Capital One Bowl against the LSU Tigers at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium on January 1, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. Penn State won 19-17. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Making the morning rounds. • It's only going to get uglier. In the first of what figures to be a parade of old grudges marching out of the ruins at Penn State, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday night that ousted coach Joe Paterno "clashed repeatedly" with the university's former discipline officer over her efforts to impose punishment for football players, leading to a system in which players were treated "more favorably than other students accused of violating the community standards as defined by the student code of conduct." In two separate cases in 2005, according to then-standards and conduct officer Vicky Triponey, Paterno complained about suspensions of lineman E.Z. Smith and linebacker Sean Lee, and in the latter case threatened to stop fundraising for the university if Triponey wasn't fired. (Lee's suspension was ultimately reduced.) In 2007, Triponey told administrators that players were stonewalling her investigation into a massive off-campus melee that led to charg...
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