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NFL weighs in on Joe Paterno's passing

Posted on: January 22, 2012 11:20 am
Edited on: January 22, 2012 4:57 pm
 
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By Ryan Wilson

Legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno died Sunday morning. Below are reactions to Paterno's passing from NFL players, coaches, media, alumni and others connected to the league.

(You can follow this story as it develops here. See what Paterno's former players are saying here.)

CBSSports
Family statement on Joe Paterno, "He died as he lived. He fought hard until the end." - http://t.co/g5hylJg4
1/22/12 10:36 AM

EyeOnCFB
Joe Paterno's former players respond to news of his death on Twitter - http://t.co/fpjbRvMD
1/22/12 11:33 AM

greggdoyelcbs
Sad it ended like this for Joe Paterno. Condolences to his family.
1/22/12 11:50 AM

GoPSUJeff
Bill O'Brien Statement on the Passing of Joe Paterno: http://t.co/lhhfR47n
1/22/12 11:12 AM

LaVarArrington
Thanks Joe! Thank You! We are!
1/22/12 10:43 AM

jaguarsinsider
More Posluszny: "Coach Paterno was not only one of the greatest coaches in any sport but he was a great man who did things the right way."
1/22/12 11:26 AM

theking1 (Justin King, Rams CB)
R.I.P Joe..thank you for helping shape me into man I am today..will always be missed..
1/22/12 10:31 AM

ShannonSharpe
Reports say Joe Pa has passed and even history may say this day,but he died when they removed him as coach.I believe it was his reason 2live
1/22/12 10:39 AM

Jeff_McLane
Bear Bryant died on Jan. 26, 1983, 28 days after his last game. Joe Paterno died on Jan. 22, 2012, 92 days after his last game.
1/22/12 11:41 AM

JasonWitten
So sad to hear the news of Joe Pa's passing! What an impact he made on college football! Many prayers for the family
1/22/12 10:38 AM

sharper42
Rip to Joe paterno. His Family and friends are in our prayers.
1/22/12 10:38 AM

damienwoody
It's crazy how ppl bringing up the scandal....respect that man 4 his accomplishments! #RIPJoePa
1/22/12 10:38 AM

DeseanJackson10
R.I.P Joe Paterno many years at high success.. Legacy leads on!! Sendin my prayers to all friends an fam of the Paterno's
1/22/12 11:42 AM

hollyrpeete
RIP Joe Paterno. My daddy -Distinguished Alumni of PSU- was your biggest fan and supporter...I think my first words were "Joe Pa" ...
1/22/12 10:54 AM

joereedy
RT @paulafaris R.I.P. Joe Paterno. Former PSU player Matt Millen just said on ESPN he probably died of a "broken heart".
1/22/12 10:51 AM

adbrandt
In talking to former PSU players re Paterno, all had expectation of a sharp decline once PSU football was no longer part of his life.
1/22/12 11:23 AM

NFLFilms
R.I.P. Joe Paterno Joe Paterno has coached over 350 players who have signed contracts in the NFL. http://t.co/FVSKuVnP
1/22/12 11:04 AM

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Comments

Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2012 12:48 pm
 

NFL weighs in on Joe Paterno's passing

YAWN  Pats-Racvens game is way more important than this.  



Since: Nov 7, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2012 12:30 pm
 

NFL weighs in on Joe Paterno's passing

Really?  So now Joe Pa, Sandusky and Penn State had an elaborate set-up with years of planning that was perpetuated by Joe Pa's donations to a CHARITY?

You have issues and are just further substantiating yourself as a scumbag.

Philly fans=angriest people in the US 


Ghost Of Joe Pa
Since: Jan 22, 2012
Posted on: January 22, 2012 12:09 pm
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Since: Nov 7, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2012 12:04 pm
 

NFL weighs in on Joe Paterno's passing

Nice post...I would not expect anything less from an eagles fan.  You are the true scumbag and someday you will have to face your maker.



Since: Jan 14, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2012 12:00 pm
 

NFL weighs in on Joe Paterno's passing

Let's focus on the good things. I wish that when you pass that people will focus on your wrongs and not give a rip about what good you ever did in your life. Nice way for you to let everyone know what type of person you are by posting this. Let me guess you're a half glass empty type of person, negative and unsympathetic. How bout you stop blaming JoePa and blame the man who actually hurt those boys! Sandusky was the one who should be getting all these types of comments!!! Think before you speak.



Since: Jan 23, 2011
Posted on: January 22, 2012 11:58 am
 

NFL weighs in on Joe Paterno's passing

GHOST OF JOE---------------YOU ARE A POOR EXCUSE FOR A HUMAN BEING


Ghost Of Joe Pa
Since: Jan 22, 2012
Posted on: January 22, 2012 11:37 am
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