Penn State's football players were called to a meeting with Joe Paterno at 11 a.m. to discuss his retirement. That meeting, understandably, got a bit emotional. The Daily Collegian's Joe McIntyre and SB Nation's Black Shoe Diaries' Ben Jones both tweeted players' reactions.
Joe told players he's retiring. Will be here until end of season. Joe was emotional, crying. #PennState
Nate Stupar said players emotional, too. Never saw Joe cry before.
It was a sad mood. Joe was very emotional. -Derek Moye
Team captain Quinn Barham walked away from Lasch with a hood over his head. Did not talk.
Drew Astorino says "Obviously a tough time for everyone at PSU. Team is handling it well."
Astorino on the room when Joe told the team: "It was tough to hear. Everybody was obviously very emotional, very upset."
Astorino says he doesn't know what to expect from the crowd this weekend.
Referring to Sandusky being around the football building, Astorino: "Not going to comment on that."