Originally posted on Nittany Lines  |  Last updated 1/12/12

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)
Penn State's trustees today issued a statement amplifying on their decision to dump Joe Paterno in early November. This is the statement, which is two months too late and, in my opinion, hollow. "Many alumni have asked why the board decided to remove Coach Paterno from his position as head football goach. On Wednesday, November 9, Coach Paterno announced that he would retire at the conclusion of the 2011 football season. Given the nature of the serious allegations contained in the grand jury report and the extraordinary circumstances then facing the university, the board's unanimous judgment was that Coach Paterno could not be expected to continue to effectively perform his duties and that it was in the best interests of the university to make an immediate change in his status. Therefore, the board acted to remove Coach Paterno from his position as head football coach effective as of that date. Coach Paterno remains employed by the university as a tenured faculty member. The detai...
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