Joe Paterno Fired Tonight by Penn State Board Of Trustees
Paterno, the winningest coach in Division I history, was ousted just hours after he had announced he would retire at the end of the season.
The pressure on the Board to act was heightened when the U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday that it would investigate the scandal to see if Penn State complied with federal law in the reporting of sexual-abuse incidents on campus.
"Right now I'm not the football coach, and that's something I have to get used to," Paterno said in a statement Wednesday night.
Now we are hearing Joe Paterno's abrupt dismissal as football coach at Penn State on Wednesday night set off a flurry of Twitter postings from current and former Penn State players.
As well as thousands of Penn State students have taken to the streets following the dismissal in protest.
Paterno's wife addressed the crowd and Paterno told the students to "go study" and pray for the victims of the sex-abuse scandal.
Pretty messed up if you ask me.
I think ESPN columnist Jamele Hill said it perfectly in her column tonight...
"Penn State stopped Paterno from coaching. It sent a message that a powerful coach doesn't get the final authority."