'Paterno' Author: JoePa Never Liked Sandusky, And He 'Wasn't Particularly Nice'"The real (Paterno) was tough, and he wasn't particularly nice all the time," Posnanski said. "His players hated him when they played for him, but so many admired him and believed that he changed their lives."
Silverman: Harsh Penn State Penalties Simply Not Enough Many won't understand the nuances of scholarship reductions, bowl bans and removing victories. The only thing they'll see is that Penn State will be playing football this upcoming season.
NCAA Hits Penn State With 4-Year Bowl Ban, Vacates Wins From 1998-2011With his statue no longer outside Beaver Stadium, late Penn State coach Joe Paterno has been dropped from his perch atop the Division I record books.
Keidel: Statues, Sanctions And Statutes; NCAA Must Level Penn State FootballIf the NCAA is sincere - and that can always be questioned - then the hammer must double as a guillotine, gutting Penn State football forever, or at least the contemporary equivalent.
Famed Joe Paterno Statue Taken Down From Outside Penn State Football StadiumThe famed statue of Joe Paterno was taken down from outside the Penn State football stadium on Sunday, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach.
Palladino: Any Way You Look At It, Joe Paterno Simply Never Got ItIf the past couple of days taught us anything, it was that Penn State football coach and campus deity Joe Paterno never did get it.