GQ: Excerpt from Posnanski's Paterno Book

Via a release...

"GQ magazine will have exclusive excerpts from Posnanski's upcoming book on Joe Paterno, in their August 21st edition. Posnanski's book is scheduled for release in September. Following is a portion of one excerpt:

"On Thursday, Paterno met with his coaches at his house. He sobbed uncontrollably. This was his bad day. Later, one of his former captains, Brandon Short, stopped by the house. When Brandon asked, "How are you doing, Coach?" Paterno answered, "I'm okay," but the last syllable was shaky, muffled by crying, and then he broke down and said, "I don't know what I'm going to do with myself." Nobody knew how to handle such emotion. Joe had always seemed invulnerable. On Thursday, though, he cried continually.

"My name," he told Jay, "I have spent my whole life trying to make that name mean something. And now it's gone."

[update: edited for the GQ link here; and to note that Joe Posnanski's book is scheduled for late August, not early September.]


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