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Updated: 6:52 AM Jan 23, 2012
Legendary, Embattled PSU Coach Joe Paterno Dies at 85
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP)
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.
Posted: 12:50 PM Jan 22, 2012
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  • by Jaime Location: C'ville on Jan 23, 2012 at 05:59 AM
    RIP JoPa, I'll miss you. The shock of what happened late last year was too much for him. I hope PSU and the world will remember the good that he did for the university and the kids that had the pleasure of knowing him. I do agree though that he should have followed through further on the sandusky accusations. One major fault on an otherwise model for all of us. Thank you for all you did. Jaime-PSU class of 88' "WE ARE...!"
  • by George Location: Charlottesville on Jan 23, 2012 at 04:15 AM
    This man COULD have been a hero, instead of choosing to protect his job and a multi million dollar institution over the lives of children. His supporters say, "He went by the book". It's time the book is rewritten.
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      by Greg on Jan 23, 2012 at 06:51 AM in reply to George
      So every school staff member should lose their job if they report abuse allegations to administration and the administrator does nothing? If they go above the administration, they lose thier job and they fail in their duty to be a court-appointed reporter. That's court-appointed reporter, not court-appointed vigilante as you want to see happen.
  • by G Location: Charlottesville on Jan 22, 2012 at 09:51 PM
    RIP. But let us not forget this man was incredibly powerful and could have prevented much suffering. But his love for a ball game prevented him from doing the right thing.
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      by Greg on Jan 23, 2012 at 06:29 AM in reply to G
      He did what every school staff member is taught. To report any allegations of abuse to the administration. He did what he was supposed to do. Otherwise he would have been fired for insubordination. His position at that point is something known as a "court-appointed reporter". Don't believe me? Go ahead, ask a school bus driver, teacher assistant, teacher, principal, etc. Don't worry, we'll wait while you do that.
  • by Due Process on Jan 22, 2012 at 05:35 PM
    Hope all you haters are happy now. Never gave the man due process and ruined his life and reputation.
  • by Hmm on Jan 22, 2012 at 09:19 AM
    I wonder if getting fired devastated him? RIP Joe Paterno
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      by Pete on Jan 23, 2012 at 04:17 AM in reply to Hmm
      Or the sadness and guilt of knowing he could have prevented the destruction of the lives of many children.
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