Sandusky Weighs in on Paterno's Death

'This is a sad day!' former Penn State coach declares
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2012 10:46 AM CST
In this Aug. 6, 1999, file photo, Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, right, poses with his defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky during Penn State Media Day at State College, Pa.   (AP Photo/Paul Vathis, File)

(Newser) – Jerry Sandusky is an expert at running his mouth when he should probably shut it, so it comes as little surprise that the retired Penn State coach, now facing child sex abuse charges, felt the need to issue a statement on Joe Paterno's death. "This is a sad day! Our family, Dottie and I would like to convey our deepest sympathy to Sue and her family," Sandusky says in a statement obtained by the AP. "Nobody will be able to take away the memories we all shared of a great man, his family, and all the wonderful people who were a part of his life." Click to see who's protesting Paterno's funeral. (Read more Jerry Sandusky stories.)

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