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Regis Philbin

'Broke My Heart' to See

Paterno Statue Removed

7/26/2012 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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Regis Philbin wasn't among the college football fans who were THRILLED to see Penn State take down the iconic Joe Paterno statue ... in fact, Reg tells us, "It broke my heart to see that."

Reg -- an avid Notre Dame-aholic --  was out in NYC yesterday where he told us he actually felt bad for the people in Happy Valley.

"I think the Penn State sanctions were overdone ... really excessive in so many ways."

Regis says the NCAA punishment "hurt a lot of people who had nothing to do with this whole thing."

Of course Reg didn't just bitch about the problems ... he also offered some solutions.

Check out the clip ...

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16.

truthiness    

Hey, Mr. Irrelevant, did what Sandusky did (and likely Paterno did as well) to those kids break your heart too? Perhaps you condone their behavior? Interesting. What are you hiding old man? You're retired? Then please go away, as no one is interested in the ramblings of an early onset Alzheimers patient.

733 days ago
17.

Anon    

Lost respect for Regis for saying this. Nobody says or gives a **** about the victims, only the schools history. Who is helping the victims?

733 days ago
18.

pancake    

oh regis your a idiot

733 days ago
19.

Binah    

Says Regis, who speaks of himself in the third person, just like a toddler.

733 days ago
20.

bearforce1    

What a disgusting person.

733 days ago
21.

anony    

I hope Reege isn't concerned about people wondering if he's senile or not.

733 days ago
22.

Maria    

Hey Rege, You're so saddened about them tearing down Joe Paterno's statue. How sad are you about your own kids from your first marriage that you have ignored for the past 50 years. Think about it you piece of crud, they are yor flesh and blood. How about shedding a few tears for the fact that you are a billionaire and your grandchildren are living in a trailer court. Oh thats right that bone yard your married to wants the money for "her" kids. JUs remember Rege people who live in glass houss need to shut the hell up.

733 days ago
23.

JT    

Football is filled with criminals and morons. Regis is an old man, and like many old men he doesn't really believe sexual abuse exists. Proves the moron part, no?

733 days ago
24.

No comment    

Regis is from that generation that thinks raping boys in the arse is acceptable. They think molestation and rape victims should remain quiet and not make waves.

I was molested/raped between the ages of 7 to 9 yr old. I never said a word because I was afraid I'd be the one to get into "trouble". Whatever trouble means to a 7,8, or 9 yr old. As an adult I did expose the family secret to other family members. No one was investigated and no one was sued. The response from my uncle who was not the molester said, "So what it happens in every family." His wife, my aunt, was of the same mindset.

733 days ago
25.

Fuck Celebrities    

Too bad it didn't break his heart to see boys raped for 20 years.

philbin is a moron.

733 days ago
26.

Billy    

So Regis supports the hiding of child pedophillia? How disgusting. I already didn't like him and now I like him even less. No one was hurt at Penn State, the players get to leave and keep their status, so no one paid the price but the school for keeping things quite.

733 days ago
27.

whocares    

F*ck You Regis.

733 days ago
28.

jen    

i agree... f u regis, your an old disgusting man like paterno....sad to see it go...WTF the entire campus should be burned...ped state loves child porn and rape...so you support it too...the football teak doesn't watch football films, its actually child porn...

733 days ago
29.

APH    

Shut up Regis you Old senile fool.

733 days ago
30.

Dennis Johnson    

I like Regis.................but I don't think when he was a kid he was raped by an old man pretending to be his friend.I know we have some crazy people on this blog but I don't think any of them would stand for a young child being raped and knowing there could be others in a matter of time.

733 days ago
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