Pressed by defense lawyers on his discussions of the subject, Mike McQueary brought up a specific exchange at football practice in the hours before Paterno’s firing on Nov. 9, 2011 – four days after Jerry Sandusky’s arrest.
As if the declaration has merit or meaning, the last, semantic line of defense from the Paterno Apologist is, “We’ll never truly know what happened.” We know enough. More than enough.
Will you root for Penn State this season? As we snap the seal on a new football season, many Americans will wonder how Penn State will crawl out of the coffin that Jerry Sandusky and Joe Paterno dug over decades of crimes and cover-ups.
If you care to look at his book as strict reportage, an objective, obdurate desire to report Joe Paterno’s view on life, liberty, and Sandusky, then he did his job. We can’t kill Joe Posnanski for playing it safe. And yet we can.
Jay Paterno leaned over his dying father, gave him a kiss, and whispered in his ear. “Dad, you won,” he said.
Just like Jay Gatsby, Joe Paterno fouled up a fine ending. And, in retrospect, the story was over long before the last page.
Joe Paterno, who racked up more wins than anyone else in major college football but was fired from Penn State amid a child sex abuse scandal has died. He was 85.
Burgers or brats? It seemed like a trivial question for most Penn Staters this past weekend. Delegating purchases of cups and napkins or preparing pasta salad were menial tasks in comparison to the greater issue […]