Penn State is a horrible, horrible place.
“Coach Paterno remains employed by the University as a tenured faculty member,” the Penn State Board of Trustees said in a statement released Thursday. “The details of his retirement are being worked out and will be made public when they are finalized. Generally speaking, the University intends to honor the terms of his employment contract and is treating him financially as if he had retired at the end of the 2011 football season.”
Paterno was suspended through the end of the season, but now he can retire and get full benefits as if he coached the whole season. The board apparently did that in response to all of the outrage from the board over his departure. Yup, football is more important than a child’s innocence. So sad.