Found January 15, 2012 on
Crystal Ball Run:
Besmirched by scandal, legendary college football coach Joe Paterno has finally spoken out in an interview with the Washington Post's Sally Jenkins about the controversial end to his storied tenure at Penn State.
Jenkins presents what appears to be a fair – if not overly sympathetic – look at Paterno, his legacy and, most importantly, his accountability in light of the allegations of sexual abuse brought against his former assistant Jerry Sandusky.
Yet, while Paterno's account may satisfy the public's curiosity to hear his side of the story, we don't really know anything more today than we knew before.
The interview yielded no stunning revelations about what happened when graduate assistant Mike McQueary came to Paterno with his story about Sandusky. It provided no shocking insight into Paterno's state of mind in the aftermath.
Underneath Jenkins' stellar prose and depiction of a cancer-ravaged Paterno, the article felt like a prolonged cliche about the ...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
So that whole thing about Joe Paterno getting fired as head coach of Penn State’s football team? That was a matter of semantics. Though he’s no longer coaching the team, Paterno was never fired. In fact, he’s still getting paid by the school.
“Coach Paterno remains employed by the University as a tenured faculty member,” the Penn State Board of Trustees said in a statement...
It’s crazy how fast things have changed for Joe Paterno over the past year!
Sorry to do this to you JoePa but I couldn’t help myself. Check out this funny skit from The Second City illustrating Mr. Paterno’s strategy on how to handle the Jerry Sandusky situation. Some people might think this skit is a little mean but that’s only because there’s a lot of truth behind it!
After news of the Jerry Sandusky scandal broke and disarray ensued at Penn State, legendary head coach Joe Paterno stayed silent as the program he fought so hard to build was destroyed. Now, for the first time since the details of the scandal were released, Paterno has decided to sit down for an interview with The Washington Post. "I didn't know exactly how to handle it...
Joe Paterno wishes he had done more when graduate assistant Mike McQueary first told him in 2002 that former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was acting inappropriately with a young boy in the Penn State locker room showers.
In an interview with Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post, Paterno's first since he was fired from the university on Nov. 9, Paterno reveals his thought...
Sure, part of the reason Sally Jenkins was able to land the interview in the first place was because the article was guaranteed to be a five page waste of time. But still, the much-hyped article does not even tackle the McQueary meeting until page four. Yes, we get an inside look at what life is now like for Joe Paterno. He is sick. He is in a wheelchair...
Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno is back in the hospital. His family says he was admitted Friday for observation due to minor complications from cancer treatments.
Penn State President Rodney Erickson says the school has yet to start making plans to honor former football coach Joe Paterno.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno is back in the hospital. His family says he was admitted Friday for observation due to minor complications from cancer treatments.