JOE PATERNO WANTED FOR CARELESSNESS

EMMA BROWN

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BACKGROUND

Joe Paterno was and American college football player and also a coach for Penn State. Born on December 21, 1926 he spent his childhood in Brooklyn, NY. He was drafted into the Army and attended Brown University. His mother was a homemaker and his father a law clerk. In 1950 he became an assistant coach for Penn State, he was then promoted in 1964 to the associate coach, the top assistant. After a short two years of being the associate coach he then became head coach.

CARELESS BEHAVIORS

In 2006 Joe was accused of "making light of sexual assault", the accusation was later denied. One year later in 2007, Joe was involved in a road rage incident. But the most careless of them all was that durring his years of coaching, the assistant coach at the time, Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulted players. Joe Paterno knew all about what Jerry was doing, yet he didn't care and he didn't do anything about it because Jerry was a good coach and he helped them win their games.

QUOTES

"We shall not act with good intentions..."

"It doesn't matter what people think of me."