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JoePa still a member of PSU faculty

Posted on: January 14, 2012 1:33 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

While there are many people under the impression that Joe Paterno was fired by Penn State during the fallout of Jerry Sandusky's indictment, the truth is that Paterno is still a member of Penn State's faculty. He's just no longer the school's football coach.

On Thursday Penn State issued a release in response to many alumni who were complaining that Paterno was being treated unfairly by the school.

“Coach Paterno remains employed by the University as a tenured faculty member,” said the release. “The details of his retirement are being worked out and will be made public when they are finalized.  Generally speaking, the University intends to honor the terms of his employment contract and is treating him financially as if he had retired at the end of the 2011 football season.” 

In November when Penn State announced at a press conference that Graham Spanier was no longer the president of the school and that Paterno would no longer coach the football team, the school never said that Paterno had been terminated. Rather the Board of Trustees said that Paterno would "no longer serve as head football coach."

Essentially Paterno was suspended for the rest of the season, and now that the year is done, he's retiring as if he'd just finished his final year.

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Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2012 6:53 pm

JoePa still a member of PSU faculty

If you know any Penn State fan make sure they dont have access to any sharp objects. The more they talk the worse they sound, I didnt dont know what to do is not an acceptable anser for a man that has coached for 50 yrs.Hopefully people start to remember the real victims that are not on tv daily and are not able to keep the spin on!Joe deserved to be fired for the coverup,I believe if he would have told Sandusky he did not want to see him on any  PSU football or weight rooms that may have been a good start.

Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2012 3:10 pm

JoePa still a member of PSU faculty

edwach, after reading your comment I have one thing to ask, don't associate yourself with a great school like OSU ...... you're an idiot

Since: Mar 24, 2009
Posted on: January 16, 2012 11:01 am
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Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:12 am

JoePa still a member of PSU faculty

execute him

Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:10 am

JoePa still a member of PSU faculty

Joe Pa  POS who condons raping young boys should be executed.  How about ole Jo Pa being hung at the student union.

Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: January 16, 2012 8:26 am

JoePa still a member of PSU faculty

its called blood money!!!! he belongs in jail with all the rest of the penn state officals, and sandusky!!!

Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2012 8:21 am

JoePa still a member of PSU faculty

bigdaddy....thought you would want to know,Tressel is doing fine with his hire as a consultant with the Indianapolis Colts and the same goes for Pryor as he is now a millionaire playing in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders and Mr. Clarrett is doing great being released from prision and getting his degree from school and from the school of hard knocks....he has learned some valuable lessons in life andi wish him well.I wish i could say this for the victims at Penn State as  I wish them the best also.The men you have mentioned to me have done some wrong but nothing even close to the comparison of what has gone downat Penn State......and for next season I am so looking forword to the Urban Meyer about you and Penn States upcoming season?Things are on the upswing atOSU....hows the future looking at PSU......thanks for caring and Good Luck,you're gonna need it......Why did Joe give away all his assets...just sayin.....doesn't make sense to me if he did nothing wrong,he has nothing to worry about.Wink

Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: January 16, 2012 6:52 am

JoePa still a member of PSU faculty

Why is this even a story to be published?  With everything else that's going on surrounding this story, this particular item is hardly at the top of the list of importance.  I'm not arguing on either side of this tragedy, but rather that this is just another cutesie way for this website to keep rehashing the same old story while adding one singular fact.   Regardless of when the paychecks stop, most people would argue that being forced to retire is the equivalent of being fired.

Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: January 16, 2012 1:36 am

JoePa still a member of PSU faculty

Reread my post, dude. Only the third paragraph is my words. The first quotes someone else without attribution and the second responds to the first. My response was to the second. In case reading more slowly--with hints--doesn't help your reading comprehension, I'll add that I'm largely in agreement with your opinion of Joe. However, Joe himself said on Saturday that he was prepared to anoint Jerry as his heir apparent (in 1998?), but only if Sandusky stopped serving two masters. He wanted him to give up running his "charity." Guess now we know why that was never going to happen. They agreed at that point that he would retire.

As for the "buddies" thing, these coaches live in one another's more than any of us ever do with our wives or friends. Some have jumped all over Joe on that basis alone, saying that he couldn't not have known. Which is nonsense. These guys are even better than your average controlled serial killer at flying below the radar, disguising their true selves from everyone, even those whom they're victimizing. Their social skills are typically extremely sharp, which isn't surprising given that their game is all about social and psychological manipulation. The only time that they ever completely emerge from behind their cammouflage, I suspect, is when they're alone with their twisted desires in a darkened room.

Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: January 15, 2012 9:59 pm

JoePa still a member of PSU faculty

And to you whoever gives the scores,make sure you read what is writen before you score it!Matbe your jack the rat or jack the writer rat.Bwaaa ha ha.

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