Joe Paterno Holds Back Tears As Students Rally Around Legendary Coach's House Tuesday Evening

As expected, Penn State students converged upon the house of Joe Paterno Tuesday night in a show of support for the legendary football coach. According to the deluge of reports that continue to be filed since news broke last Friday of the 40 counts of sex crimes against minors brought against Jerry Sandusky, Paterno may be on his way out due to alleged involvement in covering up the allegations brought against Sandusky who coached under Paterno for 30 years.

According to Ben Jones of StateCollege.com, Paterno acknowledged the throngs of students outside his house by coming to the window and delivering this short, sweet and depending on your outlook, cryptic message:

“No matter what happens to some people I’m proud of you.”

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Jones also shared a picture of Paterno at his window either right before or after delivering that message to his supporters.

Jones then tweeted that students were belting out the school’s alma mater lyrics:

Penn State students screaming the lyrics to the Alma Mater “May no act of ours bring shame.”

Obviously the university is in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, but as humiliating as the sordid story is, credit the students for their solidarity and display of school pride. Paterno sure sounds like he appreciates the unwavering support.

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