says he's proud of Paterno billboard
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.
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."
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.