Joe Paterno Fired, Effective Immediately

Category:  BloggERy
Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 at 10:28 PM
Joe Paterno Fired, Effective Immediately by Jay Stevens
Hibrid Nation

Joe Paterno was fired, effective immediately, by the Penn State Board of Trustees:

Penn State trustees fired football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach.

The massive shakeup Wednesday night came hours after Paterno announced that he planned to retire at the end of his 46th season.

But the outcry following the arrest of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky on molestation charges proved too much for the board to ignore.

One key question has been why Paterno and other top school officials didn't go to police in 2002 after being told a graduate assistant saw Sandusky assaulting a boy in a school shower.

Paterno says he should have done more. Spanier has said he was not told the details of the attack.

Jerry Sandusky ran an overnight football camp at Penn State Behrend for six years after Penn State officials prohibited him from bringing youth onto the main campus.

Absolutely the right move.

Erie Reader: Vol. 6, No. 15
Now Available — Pick It Up Today

CURRENT

Antisemitic Comments Lead to Closure of Live Chat Feed

Ted Cruz delivers speech at RNC, minus the endorsement.

The streets are, um, somewhat alive in downtown Cleveland. 

Tom Taylor took life’s knocks and turned nothing into something. 

This reimagined landscape has been installed at the Erie Art Museum. 

IN THIS ISSUE

Tom Taylor took life’s knocks and turned nothing into something. 

This reimagined landscape has been installed at the Erie Art Museum. 

Outlining the vibrant arts industry success story.

John Nemeth and Samantha Fish take the first August slot of the 8 Great Tuesdays concert series.

ORBS is a band formed from the creative overflow of musicians whose muses could not be contained into one project. 

Schickalay’s is serving up an American roots-music jamboree with long-revered jam masters Donna the Buffalo and Eric Brewer & Friends.

Hannah Georgas’ third full-length album casts a dark, indie-pop shadow. 

Agriculture is this year’s theme and North East is the destination.

Tyler Smilo: troubadour

It’ll be a night of folky, acoustic melodies and beautiful harmonies.