Further Details Emerge Regarding Incident

Laschout.com has learned further details regarding the alleged "road rage incident" involving Coach Paterno that took place on Friday afternoon on campus. According to sources, Coach Paterno was following a car that he thought was being driven erratically, and observed the driver of said car nearly cause an accident to take place. Paterno, upon witnessing the near accident, confronted the woman driving the car to make her aware that he witnessed the incident and that he was taking down her license plate number. The source claims the encounter between Paterno and the motorist was both brief and civil.

Laschout will continue to report any new details regarding this situation as they emerge.

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  • 10/10/2007 12:15 PM gianluca wrote:
    But did he give her the double bird?
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    1. 10/10/2007 12:44 PM Spats wrote:
      I have to say, I really liked the double-bird version better. It just made me giggle.
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    2. 10/11/2007 11:26 AM pete ginkinger wrote:
      I smell a cover up.
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    3. 10/12/2007 7:59 AM Jennell wrote:
      Yes he did. That woman is my aunt and she did get the double bird. It was not civil and he was irate with her.
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  • 10/10/2007 12:16 PM Jim wrote:
    So the world is not ending afterall..
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  • 10/10/2007 12:26 PM tonythelion wrote:
    Everyone feeling silly/dumb, please raise your hand.
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  • 10/10/2007 12:28 PM visitor wrote:
    Help me connect the dots here. What's the road rage aspect to the above situation?
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  • 10/10/2007 12:29 PM There Is No Name On My Post wrote:
    More sensationalism by Laschout done solely for increasing readership. Way to blow it out of proportion and have everyone suckling at your teats for every detail, only to report nothing occured.
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    1. 10/10/2007 12:33 PM Me wrote:
      Shut up whiner
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    2. 10/10/2007 12:35 PM Seriously wrote:
      Thank you..you read my mind..other media outlets are guilty of the same..so to be first on the story..but to consistently do it is a sham
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    3. 10/10/2007 12:36 PM There is no brain in your head wrote:
      I'm curious as to what they did wrong.

      In the initial report they linked the CDT report to the post on BWI and cautioned that this was one side of the story.

      They then confirmed that there was indeed an incident that Coach Paterno was involved in.

      They then reported what looks to be Coach's side of the story.

      To me they have been all over this from the start and cautioned people to not jump to conclusions.

      Great work Laschout and ignore all these idiots that are pissed you were correct again.

      P.S. Remember there are TWO sides to this story.
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    4. 10/10/2007 12:37 PM Leeds wrote:
      Like a blind mouse, your here reading it. So stfu and quit crying or don't visit, it really is that simple.
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    5. 10/10/2007 12:38 PM Naples wrote:
      Well, we now have two versions of this incident. Maybe the source has it right, or maybe the truth lies somewhere between the two.

      Thanks Laschout for keeping us up to date on the latest happenings.
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    6. 10/10/2007 3:19 PM Anonymous wrote:
      So, why do you even bother A) coming here and commenting?
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  • 10/10/2007 12:34 PM Jim wrote:
    Maybe the driver was getting a little "road head" and driving erratically?
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  • 10/10/2007 12:35 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Interesting. Obviously that is the version from within the program. My guess is the truth lies somewhere in the middle. Something had to happen to have the motorist call security or the police.

    Nice work Laschout staff.
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  • 10/10/2007 12:41 PM smokeybandit wrote:
    I'm sure it's somewhere in between.

    Joe sees bad driver and calls her on it.

    Driver is offended someone questions her driving and talks back to Joe.

    Joe says "do you know who I am?"

    Joe walks back to his car grumbling choice words under his breath and leaves.
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  • 10/10/2007 12:46 PM the quickening wrote:
    Interesting; thanks for the continued updates.

    I have to say this version is only slightly more believable than the other version.

    This reminds me of the episode of the Simpsons where Mr. Burns hits Bart with his car & the differing tales they tell in court.
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    1. 10/10/2007 2:45 PM PSUFan wrote:
      LOL! That was a great episode.

      Keep up the great work LO.
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  • 10/10/2007 12:50 PM SCBlueGan wrote:
    I too have to believe that the truth lies somewhere in between the two stories. I have a tough time believing that the 2 students would call the cops to report an incident if it was a "brief and civil" encounter. I can fully imagine an angry Paterno scolding the woman in the tone he uses with the press; and his mere presence would be very intimidating to most people.
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  • 10/10/2007 12:56 PM WeRPennSt wrote:
    Did someone say teats above? that is just comical. teats and football are 2 words that dont need to come near each other.
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  • 10/10/2007 12:57 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Everyone is assuming that the driver called the police. The current account makes sense if you assume that JOE called the police and reported the reckless driver. The CDT reported that the person who CALLED was a University employee. Hence, the road rage suspect was not Joe at all, but instead the driver of the car.
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  • 10/10/2007 1:00 PM Bennie wrote:
    thats pretty funny. both sides of the story sound like BS. As others have said, I'm sure the truth lies somewhere in the middle.

    this reminds me of the stories my brothers and I would come up with when my parents would as us what happened when something got broken or when we got into a fight. Our stories were so far off it was pretty funny. Looks like the same thing is happening here.
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    1. 10/10/2007 1:06 PM rednecklion wrote:
      This I believe over some internet statement from an unknown source that a friend of a friend said Joe gave her the double bird, etc. etc. I am sure Joe was heated in what he said but this makes a lot more sense.
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      1. 10/10/2007 3:50 PM Bennie wrote:
        thats a foolish stance to take. you want Joepa to be inocent, so you WANT to believe this side of the story more. Plain and simple.
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  • 10/10/2007 1:25 PM Anonymous wrote:
    So at 9:48 this morning you posted 'sketchy' information that did nothing to really confirm or deny anything that had been previously reported. Then at 12:46 you posted more reliable information. What was the point of the morning post again? Because to me, all it seems it did was incite more and more people to dump all over JoePa for something it is looking like he never did in the first place. How about you wait a little longer in the future until you get your facts straight, before posting the first thing that comes to mind, whether or not there's any solid info backing it up.
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    1. 10/10/2007 1:37 PM whataweek wrote:
      All this morning's post did was confirm that Coach Paterno was indeed involved in the incident. There were many who claimed Coach Paterno wasn't involved, with reasons such as "he drives a silver car" offered as basis for arguement. Read this morning's entry again, this time slowly. Do not bash others for your inability to process information. LO was clear with what they had, and was clear that details were sketchy. Why is that hard to grasp?
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  • 10/10/2007 1:30 PM godfather wrote:
    So....we are to believe, according to whoever this "source" is, that Joe would witness this erratic driving and elect to take down the driver's license plate number - presumably so that he could report it to the police. Then, he dicides to confront the driver. WTF???
    What possible reason would there be to do this once you already had the license number???
    Oh, and one thing that IS KNOWN is that a police report was made by the other driver. If someone observes you driving erratically, you call the police? WTF??

    Anyone who buys this cock-and-bull story (Marcia, are you out there?) still thinks MoHump is on the plane to East Lansing.

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  • 10/10/2007 1:31 PM DeltaPSU wrote:
    As they say, the truth is probably somewhere in between.
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  • 10/10/2007 1:36 PM Anonymous wrote:
    How about you next heading be

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    1. 10/10/2007 1:39 PM uppermaclion wrote:
      How about you leave this board and stop wasting bandwidth? You sound like a whiny b&%$# already.
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      1. 10/10/2007 4:29 PM Anonymous wrote:
        U fit right in with the "Joe must Go and I use any spec of information true or made up" crowd.
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  • 10/10/2007 1:48 PM ph wrote:
    What laschout often does is lame, but its similar to every local news show teasing its lead-in with:


    I like the information this site provides, but the amateurish writing and sometimes utter disregard for professionalism is kind of a turnoff.
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  • 10/10/2007 1:53 PM 220NBurrowes wrote:
    So many jump to conclsion conspiracy theorist apocolypto goofballs on here.
    My theory:
    If university employee(implicated to be Joe Pa) called in the erratic driver how did he do such thing? Joe Pa doesn't know how to send "tech" messages or use a cell phone. you think he could speed dial the cops and take the plate number, then give the double bird, etc?

    This is all a ridiculous exaggeration of an incident that will prove to be completely forgettable and meaningless.

    How bout some talk about what's important. Like the single coverage on the weak/injured WR of Wisky and how that is gonna shut down the TE tandem of Beckum (leading all NCAA TE's in catches) and Andy Crooks (whose returning to action for the first time this season).
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  • 10/10/2007 2:17 PM AIW-HS wrote:
    As a former cop one thing I always looked for when given stories like this is plausibility. Being as objective as possible, I don't believe that this "incident" at all transpired in the manner that it is being reported above. This is clearly the version that will be claimed by the PSU football side of things.

    But if you look at this story with any sense of reality you'll see through the BS. First of all, if it was so civil, then why were the police summoned if there was in fact no accident that took place? Police aren't called for "close calls." Only for actual traffic accidents.

    And does anyone truly believe that Joe Paterno is just a good samaritan who wanted to aid an unknown motorist who almost got into an accident? Are you kidding me? So Joe was taking down a license plate number of a car who in his mind almost struck another car that had long since left the area? Sorry..that just doesn't pass the sniff test. You would need to walk on hooves to buy that one.

    Keep in mind that Joe has been sick, is tired, and had just found out that a kid that he had stuck his neck out for (Austin Scott) had just basically shoved it up Joe's rear end with his latest and final transgression as a PSU football player. So to say that he was pissed off to begin with would be an understatement.

    Think people....think. Some things just don't add up here.
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    1. 10/10/2007 2:31 PM Ditty wrote:
      Haha shoved it up his rear end...

      Anyway, Joe is known to get pretty heated and swear when hes not under the lights. I wouldn't be surprised if the double bird is true.
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    2. 10/10/2007 2:46 PM dk wrote:
      I find it amazing that when LO put up a story telling people to "Connect the dots" between a 2nd or 3rd hand account of a poster on a BWI message board and a CDT police log everyone said it was the end of Joepa. Now two days later they put up a story from a "contact" within the program almost directly contradicting their original post (aside from the fact that Joe was somehow involved) and people are willing to buy that version.

      This just goes to show that when people look at this site, look at if for what it is...it's a blog. Not a news organization. The people running the site do not appear to be professional journalists and do not need to use journalistic rigor when putting up a post or story (a real journalist would not use an annyonomous BWI poster as a source and a police log and tell people to "connect the dots" and then post it as "news"...maybe LO needs to add a "rumor mill" section for such stories).

      Don't be blind sheep people. It's just a blog!
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    3. 10/10/2007 4:40 PM bfpsu wrote:
      I agree with you totally-This will be the "official version" given out by PSU. I wouldn't be surprised if the story is recanted in a few days-meaning that someone through Joe will settle the matter so it ends quietly.
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    4. 10/10/2007 7:38 PM Who Knows? wrote:
      I agree.

      The source claims that Paterno took down the license plate number with the intent to call it into the police? Did Pateno ever call it in to the police?

      According to CDT, the caller to the police was the alleged victim of the incident, not Paterno.

      I wonder, when the police questioned Paterno, if they asked him for the slip of paper on which he wrote down this erratic driver's license plate.
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  • 10/10/2007 2:45 PM CarolPSU wrote:
    You idiots do realize that much like Elvis, Joe was deputized years ago by President Nixon as a DEA/Traffic Code Enforcement officer. He actually does this kind of thing quite often. One time my daughter's tail light was out, and Joe pulled her over and rewired the bulb filament on the spot. Then he invited her over for some of Sue's spaghetti sauce.
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    1. 10/10/2007 3:13 PM PSUfan1 wrote:
      Thanks Carol, always a voice of reason... And always 100% in your facts and knowledge...
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    2. 10/10/2007 3:50 PM nttnylyon wrote:
      Now I've got to clean iced tea off my 'puter screen. Thanks for the laugh Carol!
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    3. 10/10/2007 8:46 PM Undercover Brother wrote:
      LOL Carol ... you and Grosz are from the same planet. Thanks for the laugh.
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      1. 10/11/2007 6:47 AM PSUfan1 wrote:
        You do know that is only someone imitating Carol, right?
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        1. 10/11/2007 9:00 AM GalenBacker wrote:
          Which makes it even more funny
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          1. 10/11/2007 9:08 AM GalenBacker wrote:
            I mean funnier. Wow. I talk english good. Nice grammar.

            BTW, there is a version, probably the most believable, that Joe rolled down his window and castigated a female driver for blowing a stop sign. Can you see Joe blowing by someone on Bigler road, pinning them against the curb, then with a bum leg, getting out and shooting the double bird? As aggressive as Joe has been, I can't see that happenning.
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  • 10/10/2007 2:56 PM reg dunlop wrote:
    the man is a coot. talk to members of the media who've covered the team for more than a decade - they've seen the deterioration close-up. he is an embarrassment who is slowly undoing all that he has created just so he can hand the Italian family business off to Fredo. do his interests supercede the school's? apparently so b/c no one has the b*lls to make him step down. 2005 was the worst thing that could have happened for the program. now he'll only leave t*ts-up. tragic.
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  • 10/10/2007 3:40 PM Blue is blue wrote:
    Joe cuts somebody off on the road, gets out of his car and the exchange with the other motorists was "brief and civil"?? Riiiiiiiiiiiiight. That's not quite even remotely approaching believability. Nobody cuts somebody off, gets out of their car and talks to somebody in a "civil" tone. Just cutting them off and getting out of the car is quite UNCIVIL by itself. The Joe Papologists always seem run to his defense even without facts and will simply make stuff up to try to keep his reputation intact. Sorry folks, we all know that reputation is fading away as he stays way past his time and he starts showing the wear and tear that comes with 80 years of life. Most people who follow this team know he's an old coot, but he's our coot and they're not going to sully his name in public. Privately, most are wishing he would simply go away to the retirement he so richly deserves. At least all Joe has is road rage. He may have road rash after PJ Hill runs through the defense this Saturday.
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    1. 10/10/2007 4:36 PM Smarter than blue is blue wrote:
      What the hell is a Papologist? Some sort of doctor?
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  • 10/10/2007 4:34 PM Jim wrote:
    Carol is the official Minister of Disinformation for PSU.
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  • 10/10/2007 5:52 PM blueband98 wrote:
    Can we look at this incident for what it is? Some 80 year old man got into a shouting match with some crazy woman driver who was most undoubtedly much younger than he was. That just kind of makes me laugh out loud!
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  • 10/10/2007 6:00 PM psu22 wrote:
    Well the driver was a grad student. Probably asian. It's a known fact that asians can't drive. =)
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    1. 10/10/2007 10:02 PM Tailgate Shogun wrote:
      Congrats - post of the year!!
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  • 10/10/2007 6:32 PM ash wrote:
    Well, one thing we know for sure - if the story doesn't hold up, it was obviously drawn up by Jay...
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  • 10/10/2007 6:58 PM theoclion wrote:
    HS wrote: "And does anyone truly believe that Joe Paterno is just a good samaritan who wanted to aid an unknown motorist who almost got into an accident? Are you kidding me? So Joe was taking down a license plate number of a car who in his mind almost struck another car that had long since left the area? "

    I think you read it wrong. JoePa was taking down the license number of the driver in front of him who almost caused the accident and let her know he was doing so (presumable to report her).
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    1. 10/10/2007 7:02 PM theoclion wrote:
      Hmmm . . . maybe I read yours wrong? Funny that we are saying the same thing and I think this story is more plausable.
      It's like someone's grandfather yelling out the window, "Hey you kids! I saw that!" Anyway, JMO.
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  • 10/10/2007 7:21 PM joepa wrote:
    can laschout report on some actual psu football news? such as....who do you expect in our DT rotation this Saturday. Is Ogbu out? Is Koroma ready? Is this a football site or what. Who wants to talk football? Anybody??
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  • 10/10/2007 7:34 PM sc wrote:
    fyi to all - joe did a speaking engagement today and cleared all this up. none of this information was inside sources
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    1. 10/10/2007 8:20 PM I can't stay away wrote:
      LOL-> SC

      Look who is back! Can't keep a promise, worse than a heroin addict..
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    2. 10/11/2007 6:01 AM nttnylyon wrote:
      I'm certain your conspiracy theories are very well thought out. I'll play along though, what time did Coach Paterno speak? You wouldn't make those claims without that vital piece of info, would you? Or if you did have that info, it wouldn't purposely be left out, would it?

      Here is some more inside info: sc makes that claim about everything, then disappears when proven wrong. Makes weekly declaration and promise to never come here again, yet always does.
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      1. 10/11/2007 6:33 AM Naples wrote:
        The Post Gazette story this morning has Joe getting out of his car, waving his finger at the female driver, and threatening to call the police on her. Still another version on Audibles posted by Quincylion, has JoePa simply rolling down his window castigating the other driver.
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