For good reason, Joe Posnanski's book, Paterno, is one of the most anticipated sports books in years. Paterno is obviously a hot topic right now and the fact that the book's publishers, Simon & Schuster, have pushed for a quick release date makes many wonder about how much of this summer's important information can be included.
Today, GQ released the first excerpts (very brief excerpts) of the book. And we learn that this book just might be very interesting. Here are what the excerpts detailed.
-The decision of the Board of Trustees - According to the excerpt, Guido D'Elia said Paterno had not even one ally to turn to for help on the board.
"It began in 2004," he whispered, referring to an old clash Paterno had with [university president Graham] Spanier. "The board started to turn. We don't have anybody on the board now."
-The day after Paterno's firing - According to the excerpt, Paterno sobbed uncontrollably and told a former captain he didn't know what he was going to do. He also expressed the fear of the loss of his reputation to his son.
"My name," he told Jay, "I have spent my whole life trying to make that name mean something. And now it's gone."
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