Read: Paterno’s Statement After Getting Fired

(CBS) Joe Paterno’s full statement after being fired by Penn State’s Board of Trustees Wednesday night:

“I am disappointed with the Board of Trustees’ decision, but I have to accept it.

A tragedy occurred, and we all have to have patience to let the legal process proceed. I appreciate the outpouring of support but want to emphasize that everyone should remain calm and please respect the university, its property and all that we value.

I have been incredibly blessed to spend my entire career working with people I love. I am grateful beyond words to all of the coaches, players and staff who have been a part of this program. And to all of our fans and supporters, my family and I will be forever in your debt.”

  • darin anderson

    Really, Joe Pa? All the coaches?

  • Tammy

    And not one mention of the victims- typically selfish behavior. I wonder how feeble he will act in the coming weeks. I am sure his memory will conveniently get very bad as the legal process comtinues.

  • james Steever

    He has great hair fur such an old man. Got to give him credit where credit is due.

  • gibson

    i have no sympathy for this man – all the people behind him have harbored a rapist and tried to keep it under wraps for over 13 years. They knew and did nothing. I repeat they knew and did nothing. All for Joe. My favorite was from an article in fox as follows from a student:
    “I can’t. I can’t,” freshman Alex Strohl said, lost for words. “It’s just horrible disrespect to him.”
    Alex – he has disrespected all of the nation in allowing his friend to continue to rape young boys and turn a blind eye.

  • max

    They should take away his pension.

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