Joe Paterno Gave Some Interesting Quotes About His Image & The Death Penalty In 1987

Was browsing around the Internet yesterday, reading up on the Penn State University scandal, and stumbled upon this article by Thomas Ferraro of United Press International published on May 17th, 1987.

What stood out to me were Joe Paterno‘s quotes on his image

Joe Paterno shifts uncomfortably on the couch of his office at Penn State University and makes a confession about his holier-than-thou image.

‘It scares the heck out of me,’ booms the hallowed football coach. ‘Because I know I’m not that clean. Nobody is that clean.’

…and the death penalty being used on a football program.

SMU: ‘It’s unbelievable to think that kind of corruption came right from the top of the power structure. The NCAA did what it had to do’ in canceling SMU’s 1988 football season.

Interesting considering the reactions of a lot of PSU supporters in light of Jerry Sandusky‘s conviction and The Freeh Report.

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