NYT report premature. No discussions about retirement with JVP.
The Times did not, as far as I can tell, report that Penn State had discussed Paterno’s exit with Paterno, only that officials at Penn State were discussing the best way of going about the business of having Paterno leave. The fact that neither Joe Paterno nor his son have any direct information about it at this point doesn’t mean a whole lot. Scott Paterno’s tweet is getting passed around Twitter now, but I’m not sure there’s actually anything in it to contradict the New York Times’ report, and if you thought Joe Paterno was on his way out before, you should probably still think so now.