Things in Unhappy Valley just keep getting uglier. Can anybody there make a good decision or is there something in the water?
Published reports are now saying that “a person close to former Penn State coach Joe Paterno's family has told The Associated Press his wife was turned away from a campus pool.”
Sue Paterno is an avid swimmer known for taking early-morning laps in the pool. The person who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation said Wednesday night the rejection left the family saddened.
University spokesman Bill Mahon told The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, which first reported the pool rejection, he was unaware of any directive. The school had said last week that Paterno still held tenure.
The person close to the Paterno family told the AP that Paterno was receiving thousands of calls or messages from former players, alumni and other well-wishers, and that Paterno was encouraging patience and to trust in the truth.
Sue Paterno was a longtime fixture at the school and helped raise money for the library and organized Special Olympics on campus.