first_imgLinda Cohn posing for a photo.Twitter/Linda CohnPenn State will honor former head coach Joe Paterno later this month. Many – including ESPN’s Linda Cohn – aren’t thrilled about it.Thursday afternoon, it was revealed that Penn State is set to honor former head coach Joe Paterno before its September 17 contest against in-state rival Temple. It will mark the 50th anniversary of Paterno’s first game as the Nittany Lions head coach.Many, however, are upset with the school’s decision. ESPN anchor Linda Cohn is among those who don’t believe that Penn State should honor its former coach. She called the move “disgusting.” She implied that it doesn’t matter how much time has passed since his death.I’m disgusted at decision by Penn State to honor Joe Paterno. Time doesn’t heal those wounds. #paterno— Linda Cohn (@lindacohn) September 1, 2016Paterno, who died back in 2012, has been criticized in recent years in relation to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. His detractors believe he knew more than he let on about Sandusky’s actions. His supporters disagree.Paterno’s on-field success cannot be questioned. From 1966-2011, he posted a record of 409-136-3 and won two national titles in Happy Valley. He ended his career with a 95-54 mark in the Big Ten as well.His legacy, however, has changed in the wake of the scandal. Expect the tribute to get serious media coverage in two weeks.last_img

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