Penn State football is honoring Joe Paterno for the first time since his dismissal in 2011 and death in 2012.
Some Temple fans at Beaver Stadium on Saturday turned their backs during a video tribute to the former coach. It’s hard to make out from the photo, but PennLive.com’s Dave Jones says it read “HE TURNED HIS BACK, SO WE’LL TURN OURS.”
Temple sign with protesters behind it: "HE TURNED HIS BACK, SO WE'LL TURN OURS." pic.twitter.com/m2M145BZng
— David Jones (@djoneshoop) September 17, 2016
Paterno was never charged criminally but has been scrutinized heavily for not doing enough when a Penn State assistant coach told him former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky had abused a boy in a team shower.
Sandusky is serving 30 years to 60 years in prison after being convicted on 45 of 48 charges against him.