A "metastasizing" scandal is how the Wall St. Journal described it in breaking the news that the college’s Board of Trustees voted to oust long-time coach Joe Paterno as well as the college’s president Graham Spanier. While Paterno had announced earlier in the day that he would resign at the end of the college football season, the school’s Board of Trustees rightly decided that the cancer had spread too far. Paterno had to go immediately if the viability and credibility of the institution were to survive. While painful and sad, it’s the right call. JoePa made some errors in judgment from which there is no recovery. It’s the right decision.
Penn State Ousts Paterno, College President
November 10, 2011