Joe Paterno in Serious Condition

January 21, 2012 at 7:59 pm 15 comments

A spokesperson for the family of Joe Paterno says the former Penn State football coach’s health has taken a turn for the worse and he’s now in serious condition. There are lots of rumors flying around on Twitter, but this story from the Associated Press has the official statement from the family.

“JoePa” has been the top trending term worldwide on Twitter at times tonight.

Tina Hay, editor

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15 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anonymous  |  January 21, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    I hope that BOT feel the blood dripping off their hands…

  • 2. Fred Johnson  |  January 21, 2012 at 8:12 pm


  • 3. Anonymous  |  January 21, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    the board has to go to his bedside and apologize…. for this b s

  • 4. Joanne Levy  |  January 21, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Wishing him peace & prayers for JoePa & all of the Paterno family at this very trying time. We Are…..with you.

  • 5. Judy Deflin Weller  |  January 21, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    I hope the family realizes that the students and alumni are Penn State, and not the Board of Directors. Wishing JoePa all the best.

  • 6. Admirer if a great man  |  January 21, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Let’s put the bitterness aside tonight, folks. Coach would not wish that. Instead let’s all of us put Joe in our hearts and prayers. There will be plenty of time later for the bitterness that is certain to follow. FIght on Joe.

  • 7. Lorrie Miller  |  January 21, 2012 at 9:10 pm’re now going to the Big Game in the Heavenly Hall of Fame and there to greet you with open arms will be The Bear, Knute, Lombardi, the Four Horseman. And now you’ll take on your biggest job of being our Nittany Angel. Thanks for the memories Joe…you will always be a class act.

  • 8. Dodie Fogle  |  January 21, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Complications from treatment? How about from a broken heart? How can the BOT’s sleep at night… prayers are with all the Paterno’s!!!!!!!!!!

  • 9. Kathleen Clopper  |  January 21, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    God Bless You JoePa! My prayers to you and your family. We all love you. Peace be with you…

  • 10. steven matiasic  |  January 21, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Thoughts and prayers with the Paterno family and ask nothing but respect for them in these times!

  • 11. Lynn Johnson  |  January 21, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I have “NO CONFIDENCE” in Peetz. The first thing she should have done was called for reinstatement of Joe Paterno and begged forgiveness for the incredibly poor judgment that she and the other board members showed in being led around by the nose by John Surma, who wouldn’t recognize integrity if he tripped over it, and Mr. Corbett who knew every detail about Sandusky personally for years and yet awarded a purely discretionary gubernatorial grant of millions to Sandusky’s front organization when he became Governor, because Corbett’s big donors were on Sandusky’s board. JoePa reported Sandusky to the head of campus security but none of the others did anything. Now they have caused his death by taking away the thing that mattered most to him – coaching his team for his university, whihc he loved doing for sixty years of his honorable life. God Bless you Joe, and may your tormenters go to hell.


  • 12. Alisa Mirabella  |  January 21, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    JoPa you are in our prayers. I agree that his health has suffered due to a broken heart. Shame on you BOT for breaking the spirit of this man!

  • 13. WELOVEPSU!!!  |  January 21, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Be Well!!!! Penn State still loves you!!!!! You are a great man!!!!!

  • […] spread quickly this evening that Joe Paterno’s health situation had turned grave. Hundreds of people gathered at the Paterno statue outside Beaver Stadium, bringing candles and […]

  • […] spread quickly this evening that Joe Paterno’s health situation had turned grave. Hundreds of people gathered at the Paterno statue outside Beaver Stadium, bringing candles and […]

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