ESPN set to air 'The Paterno Legacy' E60, which features interviews with key figures
Ten years after the Penn State sex abuse scandal, ESPN’s E60 is set to air a documentary called “The Paterno Legacy.”
All of the key figures involved in the scandal are interviewed in the piece, including Jerry Sandusky, who spoke with John Barr from prison, where he is serving a sentence of 30 to 60 years. The piece will air at 8 p.m. ET on Monday.
In 2012, Joe Paterno, the winningest head coach in NCAA Division I college football history, died following omplications from lung cancer. He was 85.
The piece includes an interview with Jay Paterno, who wrote a book called “Paterno Legacy,” and a clip of current Penn State coach James Franklin being asked about Joe Paterno.
Paterno passed away just over 2 months after the university’s Board of Trustees fired him following child sex abuse charges against Sandusky.
Paterno was not implicated in a grand jury’s indictment of Sandusky but was criticized for not being more proactive to report the issue in 2002 after a graduate assistant told Paterno he saw Sandusky sexually molest a boy in a locker room shower at Penn State. Paterno passed the information on to his superior, athletic director Tim Curley.
In what seemed like an instant, Penn State football icon Joe Paterno went from revered patriarch to reviled pariah. Now, ten years after the Penn State sex abuse scandal, E60 looks at The Paterno Legacy. pic.twitter.com/VleWpbtoje
— E60 (@E60) April 3, 2022