The internet has been on fire since the first report that the former coach for Penn State University was removed from his respirator this afternoon. Rumors that Joe PaternoJoe Paterno had died this afternoon after battling lung cancer is not official proven as of yet.
Paterno came under fire back in December for allegedly not speaking up about sexually allegations against one of his defensive coordinator, which brought weeks of controversial talks against Penn State. Penn State fired the long-time coach.
Paterno’s longtime defensive coordinator and the architect of the defensive schemes that came to typify Penn State football was Jerry Sandusky, who’s now more well-known for the allegations of underage sexual abuse against him made by men who were involved in Sandusky’s charity, The Second Mile, as boys. Sandusky is still awaiting trial for those allegations, and he pled not guilty to the charges in December 2011.