Joe Paterno dead at age 85 after being fired from Penn State for his part in covering up the sex scandal that surrounds Jerry Sandusky. Paterno came out just weeks ago stating he wished he had done more when being alerted to the things Sandusky may have been doing to young boys in the Penn State locker room. Paterno alerted his direct supervisors but never contacted the proper authorities.
Now dead at 85, we may never know what exactly Paterno knew in regards to what Jerry Sandusky was doing. Paterno was a great coach and put Penn State on the road to greatness for years. It is a shame that Joe Paterno’s name will always be associated with the Penn State scandal. It is like this scandal took Joe Paterno’s will to live from him.
Joe Paterno should be remembered for all the great things he did for the Penn State football program and not the scandal that broke just a few months ago.
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