(WSCR) Long before any allegations of child-sex abuse against Jerry Sandusky became public, sportwriter Joe Posnanski set out to write a book on the once-legendary coach Joe Paterno.
After the allegations against Sandusky, and the lack of action from Paterno, surfaced the book took an incredible twist.
Posnanski’s book Paterno comes out Tuesday, August 21. Check out the excerpt from GQ below!
Paterno’s son, Scott, reads the grand jury case against Sandusky for the first time:
Scott Paterno was the first in the family to understand that the Pennsylvania grand jury presentment that indicted Jerry Sandusky could end his father’s career. This wasn’t surprising; Scott tended to be the most realistic—or cynical, depending on who you asked—in the family. He had run for Congress and lost and along the way tasted the allure and nastiness of public life. He had worked as a lawyer and as a lobbyist. He would sometimes tell people, “Hey, don’t kid yourself, I’m the asshole of the family.” When Scott read the presentment, he called his father and said, “Dad, you have to face the possibility that you will never coach another game.”
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