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Joe Paterno's Son

Chokes Up After Game:

'Dad, I Wish You Were Here'

11/12/2011 12:56 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF



0_2l5zhgwx_0_s14r3zwgJoe Paterno's son -- Penn State's QB coach Jay Paterno -- just broke down during a postgame interview, tearing up as he addressed his father to the camera ... claiming, "Dad, I wish you were here. We love you."

Joe Paterno -- who was fired as head coach earlier this week following PSU's massive child abuse scandal -- did not attend the game.

Penn State lost to Nebraska 17-14.

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166.

Jwporegenus    

If I hear one more word about Paterno's charity and giving and civic good works, I will literally puke. He gave millions? He made many,many more. He put his name on buildings, he donated to worthy causes like Second Mile. He was worshipped like a god for decades and people are STILL lining up to kiss his a$$. He perpetuated a culture of obscenity to keep his Image intact and people are still genuflecting to that Image. Whatever he gave, he got back a thousandfold. And one more thing-- since when is it "oldschool" to perpetuate child rape for over a decade? My father and grandfather beg to differ.

1019 days ago
167.

Lisa    

Children are abused sexually and physically every second of each day in our Country. Many children are even killed at the hands of trusting adults. The perpetrators are parents, step-parents, boyfriends, girlfriends, neighbors, boy scout leaders, little league coaches, football coaches, teachers, day care providers and many others who appear to be caring and loving adults. Why not focus on all the children who are being physically abused, sexually assaulted and neglected in their own homes?i Why make harsh and insensitive statements about Jay Paterno, who obviously is feeling pain and loves his Dad. Why not spend your energy advocating for children who are being victimized as we speak? Isn't the real problem society and the lack of priority we as a nation place in our children?Children are removed from abusive home every day. Unfortunately, the laws in our nation protect the rights of adults and not the children. As a result many children are reunified into the same environment they were removed from to be abused again. The caseworkers who are expected to protect children are young, inexperienced and underpaid. Instead of bashing Joe Paterno, his son and Penn State go out and advocate to change the laws regarding the protection of all children. I have been an advocate for children for over 30 years. I hope the awareness of the Sandusky situation will make you do more than make comments that do nothing to protect children, Hopefully, you will be compelled to actually do something for all children instead of just talking about what happened at Penn State.

1019 days ago
168.

lauren    

To Little Lou lou if you click on the bad link for the boaed members click cach version it will still come up. I copied it Cal Ripken had his name removed right away but he was one. I'll try to put the list here might not work
.John R. Cappelletti - Retired PSU & NFL Football Player, Heisman Trophy Winner
R. R. M. Carpenter, III - Former Owner, Philadelphia Phillies
James E. Ford - Retired Vice President, Kmart
William A. Gettig - President, Gettig Technologies, Inc.
Jack Ham - Retired NFL Player, Pittsburgh Steelers, Hall of Fame
Franco Harris - Retired NFL Player, Pittsburgh Steelers, Hall of Fame
Dr. Bryce Jordan - Retired, Penn State University President
Willi Maier - President, Omni Plastics, Inc.
Matt Millen - ESPN Football Analyst
Arnold D. Palmer - President, Arnold Palmer Enterprises
Andy Reid - Head Football Coach, Philadelphia Eagles
Dr. John Reidell - General Surgeon, Past Second Mile Board President
Dominic Toscani - Owner & President, Paris Business Forms
Richard Vermeil - Retired NFL Head Coach, (Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Rams, Philadelphia Eagles)
Mark Wahlberg - Actor, Rapper, and Film & TV Producer
Verne Willaman - Retired Chairman and President, Ortho Pharmaceutical Corp.
Quentin Wood - Retired Chairman and CEO, Quaker State Oil Refining Corp.
Richard A. Zimmerman - Retired Chairman of the Board, Hershey Foods

1019 days ago
169.

alyx    

and if you had been the young boy being molested and overlooked by them all, would you be crying? Of course not. Your father would have spoken more loudly if it had been another boy who did not need Second organization. How sad to have taken advantage of such an organization undercover as a good guy when he was ALWAYS the bad one.

1019 days ago
170.

Willie'sNelson    

And Ill bet them kids that was raped wished that Joe had spoke up.

1019 days ago
171.

Jane    

@165 Dave, it seems you are saying because Paterno didn't witness what happened, therefore the info was second hand, why would he report it to the police? He took the right path and kept it in house, but he did report it, so it is not a cover up. Was that the moral test he failed?

YES, that is the moral test he failed.

What was reported to Paterno was a crime, one of the worst crimes that anyone can commit. He may not have witnessed it, but he knew about it. It is a crime against society, not a crime against Penn State just because the perpetrator is a coach there. The institution to handle those crimes are the local police, not university police and certainly not Penn State superiors who put the reputation of the institution before anyone or anything else.

1019 days ago
172.

wanderer    

I'm sick of the whole sniveling lot of them: the coaches, enablers, university administration and student symphasizers who rioted in the streets. You people should hang your head in shame...no one and I mean no one has an ounce of symphathy or empathy for you. College football i.e. big money means nothing to the victims who will suffer for the rest of their lives. The other shoe is going to drop..just wait. There will be more victims and something more sordid and disgusting will come out of it. The whole school should be razed.

1019 days ago
173.

Chris    

His father had the opportunity to stop the horrible sexual abuse of innocent young boys and didn't. He should cry for those kids. Is this who we are as a people? Which one of his kids or nephews would he offer up?

1019 days ago
174.

justtrying    

This has been a tragedy. Absolutely. But I would challenge anyone who works in a chain-of-command type situation to play it differently. Would not McQ have lost his job 9 years ago had he immediately called police? Would Paterno have lost his job had he called police? I bet these were questions that they asked themselves. I cannot personally call the police in my job - I would be fired. I have to go through my chain of command. When society comes to a real, true, workable point where anyone can call the police without ramifications, then we will not see a story like this playing out again. Were the police alerted? I bet McQ and Paterno were told that it would all be taken care of. They are not to be held responsible for making sure a conviction happens - that is not their place. I think the chain of command must be followed further up. I think McQ and Paterno, at least, are being used as scapegoats here. They did tell. What more were they supposed to do? And before you just glibly say 'call the police themselves', think about it - they knew that their jobs and dreams were on the line. I challenge each of us to make a better choice than they did. They did, in fact, tell. And what a horrible punishment for the telling they have paid!!!! That is the second part of the tragedy

1019 days ago
175.

Deb Colorado    

Lisa post 173...I thank you for your efforts to help kids. I have been a CASA volunteer for 15 years advocating for abused children in the court system. Most whom I have worked with including caseworkers are dedictated to doing their job. Most cover as many as 30 cases at a time. Not an easy task. Frankly, I don't know how they do it. God bless them. The bottom line here is that the laws need to be changed to REQIURE people to report abuse to law enforcement. Unbelieveable to me that in some states there are no laws for reporting to law enforcement!! Hopefully some positive change will come from this sad incident.

1019 days ago
176.

Deb Colorado    

Kathleen post 180...What more could they have done? They could have gone to the police. What was stopping them? I think we all know the answer to that question. I will again say...Paterno saw that monster probably every day at practice and during the games standing right next to him knowing all the while what he was...a pedophile rapist. And yet allowed him to remain by his side. As for McQueary...what could he have done? He could have gone up to Sandusky, beat the crap out of him, and taken that child to the hospital. That's what HE could have done.

1019 days ago
177.

Mike    

Crying like your a child getting molested? Crying because you were physically violated? Crying because your daddy was in collusion with so many others to preserve the name of football instead of protecting underage boys from a pedophile? Or, just crying because your daddy can't make the game due to the fact that he (and others) are being investigated and hopefully sued in a civil and criminal court? Pedophiles are bad enough...those who cover up for them and don't tell the police are JUST AS BAD!!!!!

1019 days ago
178.

BeenThere    

That name - J-- P------ should not even be spoken on the Penn State canpus! What a pig! He has amassed more hate in one week that anyone I can remember! What a fine example he turns out to be. Son, keep him hidden in the back of the SUV, no one wants to see his ****-nose-face anyway!

1019 days ago
179.

abney    

Did he cry for "Dad" to report that 10 year old boy being raped to the police???? THEN THIS BIG SICK CRYBABY NEED TO SHUT UP; CRY FOR THE BOYS THAT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME; THIS ENTIRE UNIVERSITY IS SICK, AND INFESTED, AND ALL TOP OFFICIALS INCLUDING ALL ATHLETIC STAFF NEED TO BE FIRED!!! THIS ENTIRE SCHOOL IS CORRUPT AND THEY NEED TO START OVER, FOR THIS ENVIRONMENT OF MOLESTATION HAS ALREADY SPREADED THROUGHOUT THIS SCHOOL AND THESE PEOPLE WILL "ALWAYS PUT PENN STATE FIRST"....NO MATTER WHAT PRICE, EVEN A HUMAN BEINGS LIFE!!!!!THIS SCHOOL IS CORRUPT AND INFESTED WITH COVERUPS, LIARS, AND RAPIST; THEY ALL KNEW ABOUT IT!!!!

1019 days ago
180.

Maria     

Hey Jay ,you should be SHAME of your father ....you should cry for those who were sodomized and sexually abused and your father didn't do nothing for those indefense kids .shame on you! seems to me you don't get it! sex abuse ,pedophile? yeah!! you better cry for the innocent victims that you father help to be again and again sodomize! by the his pedophile friend!

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