All hell broke loose in November 2011 at State College, Pennsylvania.
Legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was fired, along with school president Graham Spanier, in response to how the school handled sexual assault allegations brought against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
Overnight, the story raged on social media and brought a crush of media attention unlike anything college sports has ever seen. With international news outlets reporting on the case, the story escalated on its own terms.
"We couldn’t control it," former Penn State assistant coach Jay Paterno, son of Joe, said.
Now, several years later, Penn State is trying to move forward from the scandal while Jay Paterno tries to give his family’s side of the story and correct facts he believes have been incorrectly reported.
Jay Paterno recently joined The Audible with Bruce Feldman to discuss what life was like inside Penn State’s vicious scandal during this social media age, where rumor, fact and context travel seamlessly at the same speed.
To listen to the conversation, click on the player below.
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