(Los Angeles Times) Joe Paterno cried the day after a late-night phone call by the Penn State board of trustees ended his 46-year career as the Nittany Lions’ head coach.

“My name,” Paterno told his son Jay. “I have spent my whole life trying to make that name mean something. And now it’s gone.”

Paterno cried continually that day. Sometimes the late coach “sobbed uncontrollably,” according to the upcoming biography, “Paterno,” by Joe Posnanski. GQ magazine features excerpts in its September issue.

Note: Read our discussion guidelines before commenting.