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Report: Former PSU coach Joe Paterno dies at 85 [UPDATED]

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posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 08:29 PM
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Report: Former PSU coach Joe Paterno dies at 85


www.cbssports.com

Joe Paterno, the man who for decades was synonymous with Penn State football and was known by the college football world as just "JoePa", has died, according to Penn State student website Onward State. Onward State is reporting that the Penn State players were notified of Paterno's passing via email. Paterno, 85, had been receiving chemotherapy as part of his treatment for lung cancer.
(visit the link for the full news article)

 

UPDATE HERE
Fired Penn State coach Joe Paterno dead at 85

edit on Sun Jan 22 2012 by DontTreadOnMe because: (no reason given)




posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 08:29 PM
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This guy was a legend in the college football world and may he rest in peace.

What sucks though is we aren't going to know now if he had something to do with the accusations or not about child rape, or whether or not he had anything to do with it or knew about it. I think if he knew it was going on, it makes him just as guilty in my eyes. Sad day none the less...RIP Joe.

www.cbssports.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 08:31 PM
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Let his creator be the judge.

May he rest in peace if he has really died. The family seems to say no..
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posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 08:32 PM
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Originally posted by jam321
Let his creator be the judge.

May he rest in peace.
Well now I'm hearing that CBS had the wrong info and he actually is still alive. Thats the MSM for you.



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 08:57 PM
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Ahhh... The MSM...

If it's News, It's News to us!




posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 09:00 PM
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wow..your link is way a. of the CNN alerts I have,....they just showed him in serious condition a few minutes ago. This is the first I'd heard of his death.



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 09:07 PM
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my lcal news right now is stating the same as others here...
CBS jumped the gun and he has not passed...



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 09:10 PM
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He's still alive as of 45 minutes ago according to his son's twitter.

Last tweet...

CBS report is wrong - Dad is alive but in serious condition. We continue to ask for your prayers and privacy during this time.
45 minutes ago

Source



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 09:47 PM
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No. He didn't die. Use your own mind and check sources before you post. This site is going downhill fast.. Even if he died, why would that be ATS content?



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 09:48 PM
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Hasn't died yet, but near death.
cleveland.cbslocal.com...


A Paterno family spokesman says the former Penn State football coach has not passed away despite multiple reports indicating that Joe Paterno died from lung cancer Saturday night.

“Over the last few days Joe Paterno has experienced further health complications,” family spokesman Dan McGinn said in a brief statement Saturday to The Associated Press. “His doctors have now characterized his status as serious.

“His family will have no comment on the situation and asks that their privacy be respected during this difficult time,” he said.

Paterno’s sons Scott and Jay both took to Twitter Saturday night to refute reports that their father had died.

Wrote Jay Paterno: “I appreciate the support (and) prayers. Joe is continuing to fight.”

Onward State, the university’s student-run website, apologized for originally reporting that Paterno had died.

“I ask not for your forgiveness, but for your understanding,” managing editor Devon Edwards said in a statement on the website, adding that he was stepping down immediately. “I am so very, very, sorry, and we at Onward State continue to pray for Coach Paterno.”

Joe Paterno has been in the hospital since Jan. 13 for observation for what his family had called minor complications from his cancer treatments. Not long before that, he conducted his only interview since losing his job, with The Washington Post. Paterno was described as frail then and wearing a wig. The second half of the two-day interview was conducted by his bedside.




posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 09:54 PM
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Thank you for confirming the truth.Some of us live near and get better info. And what does a college coach's health really have to do with ATS's mission or interest?


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posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 10:05 PM
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What other secrets did he take to the grave?

Guilty by association IMO.



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 10:07 PM
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Originally posted by CALGARIAN
What other secrets did he take to the grave?

Guilty by association IMO.
He is not in a grave. Nor dead. And why is this on ATS?



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 10:09 PM
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Update: OnwardState.com managing editor resigns over website's erroneous report on Joe Paterno




Onward State
A letter from the Managing Editor of Onward State:

Earlier this evening, Onward State reported that Joe Paterno had passed away. However, the mountain of evidence stacked opposite that report is too much to ignore. At this time, I would like to issue a retraction of our earlier tweets.

I never, in a million years, would have thought that Onward State would be cited by the national media, and today, I sincerely wish it never had been. To all those who read and passed along our reports, I sincerely apologize for misleading you. To the Penn State community and to the Paterno family most of all, I could not be more sorry for the emotional anguish I am sure we caused. There are no excuses for what we did. We all make mistakes, but it’s impossible to brush off one of this magnitude. Right now, we deserve all of the criticism .ed our way.




Letter Source



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 10:32 PM
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Originally posted by UberL33t

Update: OnwardState.com managing editor resigns over website's erroneous report on Joe Paterno





Bravo for taking responsibility for a mistake ! Too rare here ! But again, why is a college coach's health even on this forum? I've seen far less deleted or at least moved.....

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edit on Sun Jan 22 2012 by DontTreadOnMe because: Mod Note: Big Quote – Please Review This Link.



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 10:36 PM
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There was nothing in that statement that said the editor resigned, unless I missed it. What the hell?



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 10:49 PM
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“I ask not for your forgiveness, but for your understanding,” managing editor Devon Edwards said in a statement on the website, adding that he was stepping down immediately. “I am so very, very, sorry, and we at Onward State continue to pray for Coach Paterno.”



That was from the link I posted above.



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 11:06 PM
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posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 11:19 PM
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Is Torchwood: Miracle Day coming to pass?



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 11:21 PM
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