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Joe Paterno Cried Only For Himself, Not For The Abuse Victims

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A new biography is making some new claims against former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.

Paterno apparently "sobbed uncontrollably" the day he got the phone call saying his career at Penn State was over.

Paterno wasn't crying for the dozens of poor boys who were abused over years and years… he was crying for himself and the loss of his reputation.

He apparently told his son:

"My name. I have spent my whole life trying to make that name mean something. And now it's gone."

A Sports Illustrated writer, Joe Posnanski, was writing Paterno's biography recently and just happened to have inside access to everything that had to do with Paterno when the Jerry Sandusky scandal broke.

The book described Paterno's worst day after he was fired before his last season could be finished:

"On Thursday, Paterno met with his coaches at his house. He sobbed uncontrollably. This was his bad day. Later, one of his former captains, Brandon Short, stopped by the house. When Brandon asked, 'How are you doing, coach?' Paterno answered, 'I'm OK,' but the last syllable was shaky, muffled by crying, and then he broke down and said, 'I don't know what I'm going to do with myself.'"

That's so sad! But he brought all of this on himself by covering for a pedophile!

We feel so bad for his family who is left to deal with all of this fallout.

Paterno by Joe Posnanski goes on sale August 21.

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