It's a nice time to know Penn State coach Joe Paterno ... unless you're a woman, says the National Organization of Women. The organization has taken issue with Paterno's comments about Florida State linebacker A.J. Nicholson, who was accused of rape in a Florida hotel room. Here's what JoePa said:
He may not have even known what he was getting into, Nicholson. They knock on the door; somebody may knock on the door; a cute girl knocks on the door. What do you do? Geez. I hope thank God they don t knock on my door because I d refer them to a couple of other rooms.
Ignoring the presumed hilarity of Joe Paterno answering the door to his hotel room in the middle of the night — we imagine him wearing an Ichabod Crane stocking cap and pajamas; we can even see him with a lamplight — NOW is calling on Paterno to apologize and resign. Paterno and Penn State have had no comment, nor has former Paterno running back Larry Johnson (pictured with Paterno), who has his own woman problems. We agree that Paterno's comments are somewhat offensive, but we adhere to our Octogenarian Postulate, which states that any coach over the age of 80 is forgiven for offensive comments and, in fact, credited simply for still being alive.