Today, Penn State senior safety Drew Astorino, an General McLane graduate, had a media conference call and talked about Joe Paterno resigning today.
Paterno had a team meeting with the players at 11 a.m. today to tell them he’s resigning at the end of the season.
“He just told us he put in a letter of resignation,” Astorino said. “He thinks that would be best for Penn State, best for his family and best for everybody else. He doesn’t want to put Penn State or anyone else through a war, fight or media war against anybody. He said he’s (been there) for Penn State more than anything for the past 61 years and he’s just always wants us to remember that this team will always be a team and always be together. Not just for the next so many games. Not just next year. We’ll be a team for the rest of our lives and he wants us to never forget that.”
This comes on the heels of former Penn State assistant Jerry Sandusky having been indicted on charges of sexually abusing eight boys over 15 years.
Coming out of the meeting, Astorino also said he got the impression Paterno is going to coach the rest of the season. The Nittany Lions (8-1) play their final home game of the 2011 season Saturday against Nebraska.
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