Paterno Retiring at the End of the Season
Sources obtained by the Associated Press are reporting that Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has decided to retire at the end of this season amidst the recent pedophilia scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. [6ABC] Paterno’s son, Scott, who has been his father’s spokesman throughout the scandal, has confirmed the reports. [Twitter] The Philly Post has been covering this issue extensively—including this piece by well-known sports columnist Michael Bradley, which implores Paterno to resign and this piece by Philly Mag Features Editor Robert Huber about the link to the Catholic pedophilia crisis. We also had a dispatch from Happy Valley from Penn State student Kevin Cirilli, who reported on students’ reactions and a post from PSU alum Mike Bertha, who noted rumors about Sandusky during his time at the university.