Joe Paterno sat in his kitchen one morning in March 2002 as a graduate assistant described a locker-room shower encounter he saw between a boy and a longtime friend and colleague of Penn State University’s football coach. Paterno slumped in his chair, “shocked and saddened,” according to court testimony.
Pennsylvania State University longtime football head coach Joe Paterno, fired President Graham Spanier and other officials failed to protect children from sexual abuse by former coach Jerry Sandusky, according to a report by investigator Louis Freeh.
On Sept. 11 I watched as so many good people put their lives in peril to save others, and I wondered whether I would have had the courage to do the same. I doubt it. But there were no burning towers at Penn State. Doing the right thing to protect a small boy would have taken very little.
Penn State University has agreed to pay about $5.5 million to the estate of football coach Joe Paterno, who was fired in November because of his handling of a child-sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant, the Associated Press said.
Lewis Katz, who donated $15 million to Penn State University and whose name appears on a campus law building, said the school officials who stepped down after a former football assistant was charged with sexually assaulting children are “taking a fall” for the football program, including coach Joe Paterno.
Pennsylvania State University will remove the statue of the late football coach Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium following a report that showed he helped cover up child sex-abuse allegations against former assistant Jerry Sandusky.
Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno was released from a hospital two days after sustaining arm and hip injuries in a practice collision with one of his players and is likely to be back on the field tomorrow.