MAKE-UP CALL! JAY PATERNO JOINING PENN STATE TRUSTEES BOARD

By Michael Bennett

In the NBA, this would be a “make-up call.”

As in:

We blew the call last time and this is supposed to make you feel better!

That’s what the election of Jay Paterno to the Penn State board of trustees looks like to me.

Jay Paterno, son of legendary coach Joe Paterno, received the most votes in the alumni elections for trustee. There are 38 trustees and alumni vote for nine seats; three are on the ballot each year.

Paterno, a former quarterbacks coach at the school, will start his new role in July.

In a statement he sees the post as a “call to service.”

Joe Paterno, one of the winningest coaches in college football history, was fired in 2011, just months after the arrest of Jerry Sandusky. Paterno died of lung cancer early the next year.

Sandusky is the imprisoned ex-assistant football coach convicted of abusing 10 boys. He maintains he’s innocent and is appealing.

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