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Joe Paterno Is Out, Mcqueary Keeps His Job For Now: Penn States Problems May Only Be Beginning
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Joe Paterno is Out, Mcqueary Keeps His Job for Now: Penn States Problems May Only Be Beginning

Joe Paterno had been hoping to retire at the end of the season according to a statement he made to the press. But, the Penn State University Board of Trustees said that that was not good enough and fired the man affectionally known by many as " JoePa", the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions since 1966, effective immediately. News of the firing of Paterno as well as university president Graham Spanier was met with outrage and mild rioting by the students of the university. Paterno, who had been with the school's program since 1949 led the team to a record 409 victories and two national championship titles.

But, the scandal that has rocked the school is far from completely out in the open according to those closest to the case. Right now, former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky is charged with molesting at least eight boys between 1994 and 2009 but allegations are swirling that the numbers could go much higher. Additional rumors indicate that Sandusky's foundation Second Mile was being used as a front so that he could rent out young boys to rich donors. More victims are expected to come forward in the coming days according to investigators. Sandusky was arrested on Friday.

Two university administrators, Tim Curley, the Athletic Director and the Senior Vice President of Finance and Business, Gary Schultz had already been fired by the university. Those two men are also charged with perjury and failure to report a crime as required by law. The Trustees had met earlier in the week to discuss what to do about Paterno who at eighty four was likely to retire anyway.

Perhaps most shockingly, Mike McQueary, Paterno's long time Assistant Coach will keep his job. It was McQueary who walked in on Sandusky in the shower with a young boy in 2002. He reported the incident to university administration, according to reports. He was set to be present when interim coach, Tom Bradley takes the field for the traditional game on Saturday but was told by administration to stay away from the sidelines after several threats directed toward him were recieved. Bradley had served as defensive coordinator for Paterno for the past eleven seasons.

Penn State University students have formed a Facebook group and plan to hold a candlelight vigil to raise money for Sandusky's victims. Civil lawsuits are likely to cost the school as much as $250 million dollars or more.


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I'm willing to bet the half the people who want McQueady dead are mad that he didn't help the child, and the other half are mad that he got Paterno into so much "trouble!"

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  about 1 decade ago

Adrienne...I agree totally with you! I just dont understand how he saw that happening and I heard that the child was crying and then he sees this and WALKS AWAY??? HOW does someone do that?? He should be let go and fired not to be on that field ever again...

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  about 1 decade ago

personally, i think he should have been out in the first wave. how can you not help a child in that situation and still live with yourself?

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  about 1 decade ago
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