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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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46.

RealTalkBetty    

Give me a friggin break!!! How about instead of wishing Dad I wish you were here today you should be saying Dad I wish you'd done the right thing and reported the child RAPE to the police. These type of people will never change...it's ALL about the football. Who care if young boys were raped and molested...it wasn't good for their precious football program if anyone reported it to the police.

1053 days ago
47.

jo is dirt    

Hey dirtbag-your father is as f'd up as the rapist Sandusky. Joe Paterno should rot in he!! for not being more proactive in reporting this. May he suffer tremendously.

1053 days ago
48.

John Rhodes    

Really? You are going to cry on tv and tell your father you wish he was there and you love him? The same man that is suspected of pimping out little kids to older men, and molesting numerous little boys? This is the man that you love and miss. Obviously you think nothing is wrong with the fact that your father is a sick perverted disgusting child predator that needs and will get what he deserves when he goes to jail. Tell your father goodbye at his trial he wont live long in prison.

1053 days ago
49.

bigdaddywaite    

God your all morons thats his father for christs sake! Joe Paterno has done more philanthropic work for kids than any of you will ever know. Nobody knows what this man was told by McCreary. If you want to attack somebody attack Sandusky and McCreary. What a bunch of idiots you all are. Go back to the hills where you all belong

1053 days ago
50.

Kaffee    

JoePa raised a real man--crying like a baby--lost a football game. Does he realize what his father didn't do years ago to save children from Sandusky? What kind of guys go to Penn anyway? All they care about is the game, not about real life.

1053 days ago
51.

fasha    

JoePa hears about a kid being raped and he fails to report this to police? Dude shed tears about that ..... not some game nobody will remember. Paterno is lucky to escape jail.

1053 days ago
52.

Dagoosemn    

Yeah, and your dad should've called the cops also.

1053 days ago
53.

Truth    

What a WIMP. To hell with him, his father, Sandusky, redhead Boy and all those dumb morons who go to Perv State. They are all hated as mush as Bin Laden. If I ever see anyone with a Penn St jacket and t shirt I will spit in their face. F them all!

1053 days ago
54.

janja    

If this was one of the boys that was raped you can bet it wouldn't have taken this long to get to the public. If joe had learned that it was a son of his the guy would have been in jail the same day.

1053 days ago
55.

Looise    

WE ARE PENN STATE!!! The rest of you can just shut-up---

1053 days ago
56.

Tammy    

I understand why everyone has a problem with Joe, but this man loves his father and you all need to divorce your disdain for Joe from a son loving his father. There is nothing wrong in a son loving his father.

1053 days ago
57.

Veritatis Amans    

He should have declined to comment.

1053 days ago
58.

sky    

The victims wish your daddy will go to Hell. Go read the Grand Jury report ,( google, click foxnews their format is easy to read.) YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN. Then come back here and whine about how unfair your life is.

POOF goes the Family Legacy.

THis sh*t hasn't even hit the fan yet ,just wait till the truth is known. The BIG NAMES who will be going down due to this outrage,will shake us to the core. people, hang onto your hearts.

1053 days ago
59.

Veritatis Amans    

That he thought he HAD to say anything at all just shows how selfish, self-absorbed, and morally bankrupt all these guys are.

And any one of them could have been a hero. ANY ONE of these guys, McQueary, McQueary's dad, Paterno, Curley, Spanier the list goes ON and ON and ON, could have at any point decided "This stops here."

I don't know how these guys sleep at night. I know how profoundly I have been shaken by reading these things. What do these guys see when they close their eyes at night? Football trophies and dollar signs?

The audacity of these megalomaniacs is almost incomprehensible.

1053 days ago
60.

Everyones~A~Star    

he missed a game SO WHAT???? boo hoo...we are talking about silencing child rape. adults walked away. schools should be safe. pedophiles and those who hide them must face justice. Your father is a criminal. Shame on you hillbillies how did these men ever get jobs in a school? Cry for the 10 year old child

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