Ex-Penn State player won’t give up the fight for Joe Paterno despite latest damning court documents
A week after circulating a petition to have Joe Paterno’s statue and legacy restored in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky horror story, Brian Masella, a former Penn State football player, isn’t relenting in his crusade.
“No, absolutely not,” Masella told the Daily News after a wave of new accusations that Paterno knew about Sandusky’s behavior as far back as 1976 were revealed in unsealed court documents.
The most damning of the accusations is, on one occasion, Paterno allegedly told one of Sandusky’s victims, identified as John Doe 150 in the court papers, “I don’t want to hear about any of that kind of stuff, I have a football season to worry about.”
A university report found Paterno, who died in 2012, was aware of Sandusky’s crimes in 1998, and Paterno admitted . . .
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