Sunday, January 22, 2012

Dispelling rumors about the death of Joe Paterno

We'd just like to dispel what we feel will become a few rumors and sentiments about the death of Joe Paterno.
  • The Penn State University Board of Trustees did not kill Joe Paterno.
  • The Penn State University Board of Trustees did not give Joe Paterno lung cancer. 
  • Joe Paterno died of a medical condition, lung cancer, that was not at all related to football or his firing.
  • Joe Paterno did not die of a broken heart.
  • Joe Paterno did not die because he was no longer coaching football.
  • The Penn State University Board of Trustees did not kill Joe Paterno. This bears repeating.
  • At the time of his death, Joe Paterno was undergoing treatment for said ailment that also was not related to football or his firing.
  • Joe Paterno's medical condition and treatment for said condition would have led to his death, regardless of his standing with the university or its football program.
  • Had he not been fired by Penn State a few months ago, Joe Paterno would not have coached next season. He would not have been alive enough to do so.
  • Once more:  The Penn State University Board of Trustees did not kill Joe Paterno.

2 comments:

Julia said...

There is actually a lot of medical evidence that life stress and depression significantly increases mortality from medical conditions such as cancer. It's possible that his lung cancer that would have gone into remission had be been in a better place emotionally.

So, I refuse to rule out the fact the he died of lung cancer complicated by a broken heart.

Matt said...

This isn't medicine. This is football. I'm done talking to losers!