ESPN film on Paterno legacy

ESPN has scheduled a documentary on the legacy of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno for April 18.

E60 and ESPN on Monday released the first trailer for “The Paterno Legacy,” an upcoming documentary on Paterno’s life both on and off the field.

ESPN said, “In what seemed like an instant, Penn State football icon Joe Paterno went from revered patriarch to reviled pariah. Now, 10 years after the Penn State sex abuse scandal, E60 looks at The Paterno Legacy.”

The sex-abuse scandal resulted in the jailing of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky on 45 counts of child sex abuse, and the firing of Paterno in November of 2011.

Paterno, the winningest coach in college football history with 409 victories, died two months later, on Jan. 22, 2012.

Jay Paterno, Joe’s son and a former Nittany Lion assistant coach, is among those interviewed for the documentary.

He said in the trailer, “I look at my father, and I see a guy who is a revered patriarch … become a reviled pariah.”

— From Mirror reports


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