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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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121.

Sonya in Tx    

Poor junior....not!

1084 days ago
122.

Heather    

To those of you commenting that he didn't cover anything up...Who the hell cares that he told the athletic director? He needed to tell the police. Are you kidding me? And why does his son say "Dad I am proud of you?" For what?? Helping to destroy countless boys lives? They all deserve to go to jail and rot in hell.

1084 days ago
123.

max    

Why is he crying his dad had a pervert working for him and did nothing about it..WHY are they more worried about Joe he is rich from Penn State a boy was sodomized by his staff member an he didnt call the police and had the offender arrested so why is Joe so important. What else did he turn a blind eye to? Jay Paterno i bet if u were the kid that got molested Joe would have ripped that pedophile's head off.

1084 days ago
124.

Artist    

hmmmm... I wonder if it would have been him or one of Joe's Grandchildren being raped that day if this man would have been stopped 10 years ago???

1084 days ago
125.

Deb Colorado    

MSM...Yes, I am sure Paterno now has many regrets as this has all come to light. He will have to live with his decision to look away for the rest of his life. I feel no sympathy for this man. My sympathy lies with the young victims who will be physically and emotionally scarred for the rest of their lives.

1084 days ago
126.

mrsw    

This son still doesn't get it. Because of his father and all the suthorities at PDU were responsible for covering up and aloowing continued rapes of young chidren by the ervert on their stff. He needs to go away and shut up. If I found out this happened under my father's watch, I cannot even imagine behaving like this son. Again, go away and shut up. And, please God, let's hope he does not have children because of his total lack of empathy for all these young kids.

1084 days ago
127.

Deb Colorado    

Allen Post 120...Yes, as a family we have been there in making devastating decisions on a sibling who did wrong. And, yes, we reported him for breaking the law. He is now in jail. Was it an easy thing to do. No. Did we do the right thing. Yes.

1084 days ago
128.

Eve    

Paterno's son is in denial along with just about everyone there at Penn State. Their football is more important to them than the victims of sexual molestation.

1084 days ago
129.

Lauren    

Here is the cache list for the honorary board members of SECOND MILE. On the bad link when you google honorary board members click cache version. Cal Ripken has his name removed when the **** hit. Some really big name. Love Google keep the cache up.
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

1084 days ago
130.

Lauren    

If you google Board Members at seven Mile, yes they did take it down,but cache version stays. On the bad link click cache. Cal Ripken has his name takne off as soon as the s**t hit. Here is the list pretty big names.
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

1084 days ago
131.

Deb Colorado    

Sonnfish post #123...you were reading my mind. Thank you!!

1084 days ago
132.

Jane    

I don't feel sorry for Paterno, nor do I understand those who are crying about his firing. Paterno may have been the one person with enough power who could done the right thing and keep his job (since job security seemed the all important thing). Since McQuery was too much of coward to stop what he saw and call the police, it was left to Paterno to do the right thing.

He had enough power at that university to tell them, "I have called the police about this and if you don't like it, fire me. I have had a crime, a felony, reported to me concerning the rape of a child. This is not university business alone, this is criminal and the proper authorities, the one that actually do something about it, had to be notified."

Penn State would never have cut Paterno loose.
That alone would mean a lot of explaining that would never pass the sniff test and they knew it. Penn state looks like they don't care about anything but protecting their own, even to point of letting little kids suffer trauma.

To protect who? A football coach. Not even a head coach. A coach who was a predator of children and who, from the first time those in power knew about it, became a ticking time bomb for the Penn State. I bet he didn't even say thank you to Penn State for keeping him free and able to continue his activities all these years.

Not only were those involved in this cover up shady themselves, but they stupid and heartless.

1084 days ago
133.

Mr Rey    

Here is the problem I have. TMZ, Harvey, & all the self-righteous posters that here are so quick to judge and "personally, would have done the right thing"... Humans by definition have flaws & don't always, 'do the right thing'. Harvey et al, watch your good buddy Eli Roth's Discovery Channel 'How Evil Are You'. Then get back to me afterwards ok?

1084 days ago
134.

Deb Colorado    

Mr. Rey...This is more than just making judgements, sir...this is about the lives of little human beings who had no power or voice. What Sandusky did was an atrocity. What people like Paterno did by looking away and not going to law enforcement is absolutely unforgivable. Had this been someone you loved that this happened to, I think you would feel very differently.

1084 days ago
135.

Kabala    

What's this guy doing coaching at 84 yo anyway?

1084 days ago
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