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Should Penn State honor the memory of Joe Paterno during a football game?

Joe Paterno could have gone down as one of the greatest college football coaches in history. But near the end of his life he was caught up in a scandal where testimony suggests he covered up sexual abuse by defensive coach Jerry Sandusky going as far back as the 1970s. In a football match Sept. 17 Penn State plans to honor the 50th anniversary of Paterno's first game as head coach. Many are questioning if this is the right thing to do.

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The student newspaper condemned the decision to honor Paterno during a game. An editorial writes: "Paterno has not been a member of this university’s staff since 2011. He is no longer a community hero. Paterno was a remarkable part of this university for numerous years, and for that we have the right to be thankful. For those who attended Penn State while he was here, he has every right to remain a legend. He was a hero, and no one wants to see their hero fall. But in light of these past years — even these past few weeks — this is in no way the right time or manner to “commemorate” him, if he even deserves to be so."
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Joe has a legacy outside of the scandal. The library at the University bares his name. And you know why, because he helped raise the funds for it. He did countless things for Penn State over 50 years.
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We should honor and remember the real victims.
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Should Penn State honor the memory of Joe Paterno during a football game?
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