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Joe Paterno’s Funeral Service Held and Jerry Sandusky Speaks

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It has only been a few days since Joe Paterno has passed away. Coaches and media figures alike from all over the country have been issuing statements about his legacy and career out of genuine respect for the man. Others, it seems have been doing it simply to keep their names in the limelight.

Regardless of the reasoning behind their statements, it is pretty universally accepted that there is one coach, rather former coach out there that should have kept their mouths shut. Jerry Sandusky recently released a statement regarding the death of Joe Paterno. The statement from Sandusky, via the Associated Press reads as follows,

“This is a sad day! Our family, Dottie and I would like to convey our deepest sympathy to Sue and her family,” Sandusky said in a statement. “Nobody will be able to take away the memories we all shared of a great man, his family, and all the wonderful people who were a part of his life. He maintained a high standard in a very difficult profession. Joe preached toughness, hard work and clean competition Most importantly, he had the courage to practice what he preached.”

Regardless of how Sandusky felt, to people around State College, they likely view Sandusky and his actions as the reason that Joe Paterno is no longer with us. Sandusky was better off continuing his avoidance of the media.

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