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Jerry Sandusky Accidentally Invited Back to Penn State Campus

Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is serving 30 to 60 years at a supermax prison for molesting little boys in the showers. The scandal surrounding his charges and conviction caused a stink in Pennsylvania that besmirched the entire …

Paterno Family Lawsuit Wants to Void Consent Decree
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On Tuesday, Senior Judge John B. Leete listened to arguments for 3 hours concerning the Jerry Sandusky scandal that occurred at Penn State and the ensuing fallout. In June of last year, Jerry Sandusky was found guilty of 45 counts …

Penn State to Pay $59.7 Million in Abuse Settlement

Nearly two years after news of the Penn State child molestation scandal broke, the university has agreed to pay a settlement of almost $60 million to 26 victims that were sexually assaulted by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Thirty …

Pacino As Paterno: It’s Happening, De Palma To Direct
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Al Pacino has played some pretty varied–and controversial–characters over the years, but the news of his latest project is taking some by surprise. Director Brian De Palma will helm a film about disgraced football coach Joe Paterno, and he and …

Joe Paterno’s Will and Testament Shall Remain Sealed
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Joe Paterno’s will isn’t for public consumption, according to WTAE Pittsburgh. Additionally, Paterno’s lawyer’s petition to keep the will sealed, as well as the judge’s ruling on the matter, shall remain locked away from prying eyes. Court documents also state …

Joe Paterno Memorial Tickets Pulled From eBay Joe Paterno Memorial Tickets Pulled From eBay
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Some people looking to cash in on the death of Joe Paterno are out of luck, as eBay has pulled multiple listings offering tickets to the Penn State coach’s public memorial service. On Thursday, Penn State plans to hold a …

Westboro Baptist Church Conveys Plans To Picket Joe Paterno’s Funeral on Twitter Westboro Baptist Church Conveys Plans To Picket Joe Paterno’s Funeral on Twitter
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Westboro Baptist Church is at it again. You may recall when they said they would picket Steve Jobs’ funeral. Now it’s former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno’s. Paterno, of course, died this morning of lung cancer. Westboro Baptist Church …

Joe Paterno Dead (This Time It’s Real) Joe Paterno Dead (This Time It’s Real)
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Update 2: Penn State has put out the following statement: Legendary Penn State football Coach Joe Paterno passed away today (Jan. 22) after announcing a month ago that he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Paterno was 85. The following statement …

Joe Paterno Death Reports Show Flaws in “Journalism” Joe Paterno Death Reports Show Flaws in “Journalism”
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Update: Now the AP is reporting (on Twitter, no less) that Paterno is dead. The Poynter Institute, whose mission it is to make sure “communities have access to excellent journalism,” has posted an interesting series of articles pointing out journalism’s …

Joe Paterno’s Firing Explodes Across the Internet Joe Paterno’s Firing Explodes Across the Internet
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Instead of the standard “We are. Penn State.” chants that usually emanate from Happy Valley, PA, it’s probably more accurate to suggest that the Penn State student body was yelling, “We are. Pissed off.” Such is the way of things …