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JoePa admits breaking NCAA rule

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08:16 AM ET 06.21 | Would you like to know how easy it is to commit a rules violation? Joe Paterno was taking a leisurely stroll on the Penn State campus last week when he did the unthinkable: He broke an NCAA rule "without even thinking about it," the longtime Nittany Lions coach said. ... Passing by Holuba Hall, where several football players were conducting unsupervised workouts, Paterno stopped to watch for a few minutes without speaking to anyone, he said. Suitably impressed, he returned to his office where he reported to the coaching staff that at least one player had looked good and caught his eye. "You know you broke a rule?" someone said, pointing out that coaches aren't permitted to watch players working out before the start of practice in August. Penn State spokesman Jeff Nelson said the university will report the incident to the NCAA.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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June 21, 2011  08:36 AM ET

Ah just buy them a hot dog and let them sleep on a sofa.

June 21, 2011  08:37 AM ET

Does this justify the death penalty?

June 21, 2011  08:37 AM ET
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So, does he report it to the Wife when he watches some girl sports working out too?

Missed you yesterday 0-6!

June 21, 2011  08:37 AM ET

Did he offer them a ride in his golf cart?

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June 21, 2011  08:44 AM ET
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Does this justify the death penalty?

He's already dead just hasn't been buried yet.

June 21, 2011  08:45 AM ET
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Morning Deep Creek, missed bieng here. Friday my lady boss was taken as she was leaving work, auto/motorcycle accident, 3 dead, very sad around here, will be for a long while.

Sorry to hear that.

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June 21, 2011  08:59 AM ET
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FIFY :-)

...except you left one off the list.

June 21, 2011  09:18 AM ET
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So, does he report it to the Wife when he watches some girl sports working out too?

I don't think so. Do you report to your wife when you "watch some girl sports working out"???? LOL.

June 21, 2011  09:21 AM ET
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I don't think so. Do you report to your wife when you "watch some girl sports working out"???? LOL.

just delete the history.

June 21, 2011  09:21 AM ET

Stay as long as you'd like JoPa. You're a nice guy. I think the game has passed you by, but you can stay.

June 21, 2011  09:22 AM ET

Did he offer any of them $180K?

 
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