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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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31.

Throwback kid    

If daddy had called the police and turned in the coach as soon as daddy heard the boy was being sodomized in the Penn State showers maybe daddy would be coaching today. Save your tears fat boy! unless they are for all those young boys who were sexually molested

1074 days ago
32.

Marilyn    

Joe Paterno, enabler of perverts, + son, just go away & shut TFU!
YOU TIME IS SO OVER!
TIME TO HIDE YOU HEAD IN SHAME!

1074 days ago
33.

Brenda    

For those of you who think Joe did the right thing by talking to the director so this clears Joe of responsibility.Are you kidding me!!!Joe should know that when a rape takes place and it reported to the police the rapist is charged and fired from the job!!This man was still working at Penn State and Joe did not think this was odd?!Please you know you all covered it up!! If Joe was not a part of the cover up then he is really stupid!!

1074 days ago
34.

Carrie    

The whole coaching staff needs to be eliminated. No way they all did not know behind the scenes what went down. They are all sick excuses for men that allowed sexual deviation to continue. So many kids that were abused finally have a voice to stand together and express the evil that was forced upon them. Shame Penn State and the Athletic Directors.

1074 days ago
35.

drizella    

Why does he think his dad deserves to be there??? Idiot! If his dad and McQueary had any kind of sack they would have gone to the police and demanded the school take action. His father's silence let Sandusky continue his disgusting habbit of raping and fondling 10 year old boys. It really sickens me that the coaches, faculty, and student body think this can be brushed under the rug. It's truly disturbing!

1074 days ago
36.

fran    

wow...now weep for the little boys that could have been saved if your father and the other piece of s*** had of done the right thing and reported the rape to the proper authorities

1074 days ago
37.

kt    

I just emailed Jay Paterno (jvp4@psu.edu) and I must say, I feel loads better now.

Subject: I'm so sorry...

Text:
...I didn’t realize that you’re retarded. That is of course the only explanation of why you would blubber into the camera after the game that you are “proud of” your father – a man who was informed of the rape of children and only went so far as to mention a lesser version of that to his superiors. He said that “in hindsight” he should have done more. If it takes hindsight to realize that one should stop the rape of a child, then that person should not be in a teaching profession. You’re both pathetic.

1074 days ago
38.

Itoldu    

Gee Jay,want something to make you cry?
Why don't you read the report from the Grand Jury,and weep for victim after victim......
The friggin' bubble around "Happy Valley" has burst,you douchbag.

1074 days ago
39.

Gigohead     

What a dumb ass. These people need to stop talking. Very insensitive to the victims.

1074 days ago
40.

Fuck Celebrities    

What a misguided *****.

1074 days ago
41.

MSM    

@mattyman Are you kidding me? He told "someone" and that should be enough?!? THAT MAN OWNS THE TOWN!!!!! He is the law. For the love of God if you saw a dog being kicked in the street you would probably show more outrage at the jerk who was abusing the animal than you have towards your beloved JOE! He allowed children to be raped. This entire thing sickens me. The length that Penn State fantatics will go to in order to protect their beloved Football team and their "God" named Joe. What is wrong with you people that you so entirely miss the point. ANYONE who knew what was happening to these children should have gone to the ends of the earth to deny/block his access to children. But they told someone (PLEASE!), watched him to continue to bring children on campus and into the locker room/showers(PLEASE!) and they played dumb by claiming they did their part by telling "someone" - PLEASE! I pray it's never your child Mattyman - your loved one, your nephew or niece - your anyone! Shame on you for missing the point. I'm glad your Penn State football team lost today. Feel bad for the players but you lunatics out in Penn Statesville deserve it. All roads lead through Joe. You wanted it that way so don't blame everybody else for holding him accountable. His son should be ashamed of his father.

1074 days ago
42.

Kelly    

No matter how one feels about Joe Paterno one thing is for sure, one predator, ONE! preying upon the public can do some massive damage to thousands of people.
This is why we cannot allow even that one to slither through the cracks.
Not on the level as the victims of the abuse, but Joe Paternos son is a victim of this tragedy too, an emotionally torn victim as are all of the students victims struggling with the reality.
I give him a break because sorting through this from his perspective and position would not be an easy path to the truth and acceptance of that truth.

1074 days ago
43.

MattyMAN    

YOUR ALL MISSING MY POINT!

I Do Agree Joey Parerno Should Have Called The Cops if nothing was done yet. But this is not only Joey PA's falt, and not only PSU....but The Childrens Parents

YES, THE RAPPED CHILDREN PARENTS ARE AT FALT ALSO:
Every year since I was 4 years old till 16, my dad gave a talk LIKE PARENTS SHOULD DO saying " Now son, nobody should ever touch your pee-pee, Especially NEVER LET AN ANOTHER ADULT TOUCH YOUR PENIS"

How many of these kids parents had this talk? PARENTS ARE ALSO AT FALT TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING!

1074 days ago
44.

patty    

wow! you are so desperate to save your precious football and paterno that now you are blaming the victims parents?? I don't know if i have more sorrow or shame for you - but shame on you!

1074 days ago
45.

janet    

Paterno always knew. He resignes to keep his salary and pension.

McQuearey who saw and knew what was going on said nothing. Can't further your career by telling.


McQuearey gets an indefinate 'PAID' administrative leave.

These boys are raped all over again.

1074 days ago
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