According to Brian on his AOL page
"Ugly also seems a good word to describe how the transfer went down:
According to a source close to Paterno, Devlin, along with his parents, Mark and Connie, visited with the 81-year-old coach on Monday to express their displeasure over their son's situation. The Devlins brought with them a list of issues they had about Penn State's handling of their son.
By the end of the meeting, Pat Devlin had informed Paterno that he was leaving, the source said. With one game to play, however, Devlin's decision over whether he would play in the Jan. 1 Rose Bowl against Southern Cal was left dangling.
Yesterday, according to another source close to the team, Paterno asked Devlin if he had reached a verdict. The sophomore said he had not. Paterno made the decision for him, and by the end of the day, Devlin's locker was cleaned out."
Can you imagine the field day the Detroit Papers would have If Rodriguez did this to Mallet? The papers would have turned Mallet into this poor kid, being blindsided by the coach, and the erosion of family values.