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Jay Paterno Book On Joe Paterno’s Legacy Optioned For Movie

Jay Paterno announced on Twitter that his book, “Paterno Legacy: Enduring Lessons from the Life and Death of My Father,” is being optioned for a movie.

Paterno released the book in September 2014, though copies were available in State College a few months before that. The 358-page book, which includes a forward from Phil Knight, recounts Joe Paterno’s life and career at Penn State as well as the events that unfolded in 2012. We pulled some of the most interesting excerpts from the story when it came out, which you can read here. These include sections where Jay talks about the trustees who knew the Paterno family for years but still voted to fire Joe and the events that unfolded after the Freeh report was released.

If you haven’t read Paterno’s book yet or want to brush up before the potential movie comes out, you can order a copy here. But who will play JoePa in the movie? Your guess is as good as ours.

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Lexi Shimkonis

Lexi is an editor-turned-staff writer who can often be found at either Irving's or the Phyrst (with the chances she'll have her backpack being the same). Lexi is a senior hailing from Spring City, PA (kind of) and studying Civil Engineering. Please email questions and/or pleas for an Instagram caption to [email protected], or for a more intimate bond, follow her on Twitter @lexshimko.


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