Tag:NFL reactions to Joe Paterno
Posted on: January 22, 2012 11:20 am
Edited on: January 22, 2012 4:57 pm

NFL weighs in on Joe Paterno's passing

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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.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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