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Sandusky: Paterno “Had The Courage To Practice What He Preached”

STATE COLLEGE, PA (AP) — Retired Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, who faces child sex abuse charges in a case that led to the firing of Joe Paterno, says Paterno’s death is a sad day.

Sandusky says no one did more for the university’s academic reputation than Paterno, who died Sunday. He says the longtime coach “had the courage to practice what he preached” about toughness, hard work and clean competition. He also expresses sympathy to Paterno’s family.

Sandusky is awaiting trial on 52 criminal counts for what prosecutors say was sexual abuse of 10 children over 15 years. He denies the allegations.

Sandusky was Paterno’s top assistant for years until he retired in 1999. Sandusky says he remembers Paterno as a great man who met high standards in a difficult job.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • mj

    i understand the BIG game on campus at penn state now is CORNHOLE….. sandusky from penn state to the state pen

  • DanTe

    May he rot in H E L L. Where he gets fudge packed daily while people chat with their superiors about the situation.



  • Anthony

    It’s a waste of ink to publish Jerry Sandusky’s comments on the death of Joe Paterno.

  • Karen

    How dare you open your mouth! You who are chiefly responsible for his ouster from his second family. You and the others should have the sense not to further hold yourselves in the same value/planet as him, and attend Joe-pa’s wake and funeral. Your crimes and the behavior of 2 higher ups and a grad assistant at Penn State are contributory factors. Crawl back under your rocks and stay there. Joe-pa’s grace and sense of charity towards you is not in my religion.

  • Robert

    It’s nice to hear from Paterno’s murderer.

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