Penn State quarterbacks coach Jay Paterno has resigned from the university's embattled football program, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Jay Paterno's resignation comes two months after his father, legendary head coach Joe Paterno, was fired over the sexual abuse scandal that erupted in November. Penn State named New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien to replace the elder Paterno last week.
Penn State has been rocked by accusations that former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused young boys over a 14-year period - and that school officials failed to take complaints about Sandusky to police. Joe Paterno and Penn State President Graham Spanier were sacked after a grand jury report on the case in November.
Jay Paterno, who was a reserve quarterback at Penn State in the late 1980s, was Penn State's quarterbacks coach for 12 years and was on staff for 17, according to Penn State's athletics website.FULL STORY