Joe Paterno

Joe Paterno: Paternal Failure

Once the grandfather of college football, Joe Paterno betrayed those who trusted him.
<p> Once the grandfather of college football, Penn State coach Joe Paterno betrayed those who trusted him.</p>

The surname Paterno mirrors the word paternal, whose Latin root “pater” means “father.”

For decades, that was a fitting twist of fate for Joe Paterno, who was by all accounts the grandfather of college football. The myth of “JoePa” was built on what now appears to be the illusion of integrity rather than the bedrock of principle most assumed.

Joe Paterno Legacy Destroyed

Legendary coach can't recover from sordid scandal
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<p> For more than 60 years, when Paterno was alerted to one of his players cheating on an exam, was he this reticent? By all accounts, his players were held to high standards. So why couldn’t those same standards be expected of members of his staff?</p>
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by Charlie Miller