JoePa to Retire at Season’s End

Gant news partner WJAC has announced that Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has announced he will retire at the end of the current season. Their news story reads as follows:

In the wake of a sex abuse scandal that’s tarnished Penn State University’s reputation, longtime university football coach Joe Paterno has announced he will retire at end of the season.

In a statement released Wednesday morning, Paterno said, “I am absolutely devastated by the developments in this case.  I grieve for the children and their families, and I pray for their comfort and relief. I have come to work every day for the last 61 years with one clear goal in mind: to serve the best interests of this university and the young men who have been entrusted to my care. I have the same goal today. That’s why I have decided to announce my retirement effective at the end of this season.    At this moment the Board of Trustees should not spend a single minute discussing my status. They have far more important matters to address. I want to make this as easy for them as I possibly can.    This is a tragedy. It is one of the great sorrows of my life. With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more.”

For WJAC’s whole story, click here.

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