The following statement is being sent on behalf of Buffalo Bills safety Bryan Scott regarding the passing of Joe Paterno:
It's really difficult to find words that encompass what Coach Paterno will forever mean to me.
He reinforced that a man's character, morals, values and fundamentals were the main ingredient for success.
Succeeding in the classroom, succeeding at your job, succeeding at home, should all be placed before success on the football field.
The fact that the all-time winningest collegiate coach placed a much higher precedence on guiding his players to a successful life, is indicative of his authentic values and iconic character.
He brought great perspective to my life, and I will always and forever take those lessons, live by them, and pass them forward.
Class of 2003
Joe Paterno, the longtime Penn State coach who won more games than anyone in major college football but was fired amid a child sex abuse scandal that scarred his reputation for winning with integrity, died Sunday of lung cancer. He was 85.