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Pa. man says he's proud of Paterno billboard
August 21,2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP)- A central Pennsylvania man says he's "proud" to have sponsored a billboard on a rural highway praising late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's accomplishments.
Seventy-nine-year-old Larry Peters, a Hummelstown native, told PennLive.com on Monday that he sponsored the billboard near Thompsontown in Juniata County. Peters said he wasn't trying to alienate anyone but wanted to "show respect for Joe Paterno and all the good he did."
The billboard and similar ones sponsored by a group called Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship take issue with investigators who said Paterno knew about past child sex abuse by former assistant Jerry Sandusky, who was convicted and imprisoned last year. The NCAA has sanctioned the university for the scandal, but Paterno's supporters say he's not at fault.
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