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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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61.

Deb Colorado    

Mattyman...He covered it up by not going to law enforcement after nothing was done about it. He stood on the sidelines with this rapist for years knowing who this man was and what he was doing. Paterno is very culpable.

973 days ago
62.

hung and dashing    

Jay Paterno: "once we got here (to the stadium) and the juices started to flow..."

Yeah. That would seem to be the problem with these football daddies. Their juices really get to flowing.

Every Penn State student should receive at least 10% rebate on his or her tuition for the depreciation of their reputation and degrees due to this scandal. And how much of their tuition went to keeping this pedophile football program going, one wonders?

973 days ago
63.

MSM    

@mattyman - Keep going bright guy. When defending the guy who housed your child rapist - and lose the arguement to the public - blame the kids parents!Logical move on a moron's part I guess. Guess what marryman - these poor kids didn't have a mom and dad at home like you did; watching over them. That is why they where prayed upon! It is b/c they didn't have parents like yours and mine that this dirtbag targetted them and why Joe P could get away with not defending them. NO ONE NOTICED! They fell between the cracks b/c they were kids in need; kids in crisis. Just stop talking please. These poor kids will never get over what happened to them and these poor parents will never forgive themsleves that they weren't in tune enough. The fact is - it is NOT the child's fault and it is NOT the parent's fault - it is the RAPISTS fault and it is the FAULT of those who protected the rapist. That is your beloved Joe P. Stop putting more shame on these victims than has already been put on them. ANd by victims I mean the children and the parents. Pick a new college team, join a different fantasy footbal league and please shut up.

973 days ago
64.

Ray     

he should be crying for the boy from 2002 and everyone since. his father is just as guilty as everyone else who knew an aided in the cover-up. they should ALL go to jail

973 days ago
65.

UPYOURS    

HA HA HA HA HA HA..........They lost............HA HA HA HA HA HA.

973 days ago
66.

MSM    

Oh BTW mattyman did you hear the childs quote saying "No one told Jerry no." That must have included Joe.

973 days ago
67.

Lauren    

I bet that JoPA never let any of his kids or grandkids be babysat by Sandusky. I want to vomit, I wish they would shut down that school all togethr and shut the F*** UP already. YOUR JoPA knew a little boy was Anally RAPED!!!! ANd did nothing, bunch of F***ing POS. I wish that they all get it up the ass with a baseball bat,see how they like it Jo PA bend over first!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

973 days ago
68.

patty    

ty MSM!

973 days ago
69.

Jillian    

Yeah, well, NO SYMPATHY! I am sure those little boys were thinking the same thing as they were getting raped, molested and sodomized!!!!!!

973 days ago
70.

Kathy    

They need to clean house; they let it continue to happen. If you witnessed a murder at work would you just tell your boss and just hope they call the police, this was a crime!! I'm starting to think they had something to do with the death( they never found his body) of that DA who was investigating Sandusky back in 1998.

973 days ago
71.

LindaJay    

I'm not saying it would be right, but why was no one angry enough, on the kid's behalf, to literally kick some a$$? I mean actually go up side somebody's head!! These grisly acts of sodomy did not seem to make very many people hopping mad. A big, tall strong man sweating and working over a small child in the shower should have made some parent REAL mad!??? That had to hurt physically and mentally. What's up?

973 days ago
72.

Rabbitt    

MATTYMAN: You are the idiot. When you learn a child has been raped in the shower downstairs by your assistant and you clearly believe it happened (because you told your boss) and have an eyewitness then you should have enough sense to CALL THE POLICE! If you don't you are too stupid even to work at McDonald's let alone at a college. And even if you make that mistake...when you go to work the next morning and your assistant has not been arrested or questioned by the police then clearly NOONE CALLED THE POLICE! And then you CALL THE POLICE and if you don't you are too stupid to even work at a McDonald's let alone at a college. And even if you are that stupid, when months pass and said assistant still has a job because clearly not only has noone called the police but the university is sweeping it under the rug you CALL THE POLICE! And if you don't you are too stupid to ... well you know.

Also, only does it make you an IDIOT OF THE FIRST ORDER and a COWARD it makes you complicit in every act of child abuse by that offender that occurs after you failed to report it.

So screw Joe Paterno.

973 days ago
73.

Melissa    

Jerk! Your dad doesn't deserve to be mentioned at this game. How about "Dad, I wish you didn't let this monster continue to rape little boys"? How about "Dad, would you turn someone in if it were your grandchild being raped?" It's not about YOU and it's not about your DAD, it should be about the VICTIMS and THEIR FAMILIES.

973 days ago
74.

GAPEACH    

I would love someone to just punch this guy in his god damn face right now. Are there no real men in the state of PA, seriously. Go up to that SOB and just punch him,he needs an ass whooping they all need a ass whooping. Your Daddy let little boys be raped, get it buddy your daddy is as much of a pedophile as Sandusky.Did JoPa like to jerk off thinking about it, would not surprise me in the least

973 days ago
75.

anonymous    

Penn State needed to clean house of these enablers who protected a known child molester. They all should be criminally prosecuted and sued. Paterno, Spanier, Curley and Schmidt should be made to pay. Sandusky should just kill himself.

973 days ago
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