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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Joe Paterno’

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 University, as well as the memory of his boss, Coach Joe Paterno. But now it seems that Penn State wants …

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Paterno Family Lawsuit Wants to Void Consent Decree

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 of sexual abuse against young boys. Not only was Sandusky punished with 30-60 years in prison, but Penn State University …

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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 two men claimed to have been sexually abused by Sandusky, but Penn State dismissed six of the claims, saying they …

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Pacino As Paterno: It’s Happening, De Palma To Direct

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 producer Edward R. Pressman say they can’t think of a better man to play Paterno than Pacino. As of now, …

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Joe Paterno’s Will and Testament Shall Remain Sealed

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 that the late Penn State coach’s will is the only one in the county that was sealed within the past …

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Joe Paterno Memorial Tickets Pulled From eBay

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 service entitled “A Memorial For Joe” inside the 16,000-seat Bryce Jordan Center. It’ll be streamed online and broadcast on cable, …

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Westboro Baptist Church Conveys Plans To Picket Joe Paterno’s Funeral on Twitter

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 top member Margie J Phelps took to Twitter today to announce that they would be picketing Paterno’s funeral, and tweet …

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Joe Paterno Dead (This Time It’s Real)

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 has been issued by the Penn State Board of Trustees and University President Rodney Erickson: We grieve for the loss …

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Joe Paterno Death Reports Show Flaws in “Journalism”

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 failures with regards to former Penn State football head coach Joe Paterno. Paterno is reportedly in serious condition in a …

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