Joe Paterno died over a year ago at the age of 85. Paterno died shortly after stepping down as head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions following the Jerry Sandusky scandal. On Tuesday morning, ESPN’s Bob Ley posted the following on Twitter.
@BobLeyESPN: I’m used to strange mail, but this one is this year’s leader in the clubhouse
I have transcribed the letter below using the same indentations and CAPS LOCK.
HOPE THIS DOESN’T SOUND TOO MUCH LIKE THE GRASSY
KNOLL THEORY BUT,
ANY CHANCE THAT JOE PATERNO IS ACTUALLY STILL ALIVE.
LIVE IN THE HEART OF NITTANY LION COUNTRY AND AS THE
TRIALS APPROACH FOR THE OTHER 3 MANY HERE ARE
REALLY PONDERING THIS.
Nittany Lion Country sounds terrifying. Not only are there people who believe Joe Paterno has faked his death and is hiding out somewhere in Central Pennsylvania, but there are people who write all-caps letters to ESPN employees using the US Postal Service.