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Joe Paterno Funeral Set For Wednesday

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Joe Paterno memorial service

Legendary and, as of late, controversial college football coach Joe Paterno passed away on Sunday after complications from lung cancer.

His family will say goodbye one last time during a private funeral on Wednesday, then hold a public memorial service at the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State University's campus the next day.

Details are still being worked out, but PSU is allowing two tickets per person for the memorial.

We're sure the building will be packed to the walls for the event because Paterno was truly loved by everyone in the Penn State community.

One group who won't be there, however, is the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priest, who issued a statement reading:

"Publicly honoring Paterno sends precisely the wrong message to others who have or may hide child sex crimes — if you achieve enough professionally, we'll overlook your role in enabling, ignoring or concealing heinous crimes against kids."

They make a good point, but the area is gray at best. Unlike his former offensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky or even the two school officials who were tasked with handling the scandal, JoePa was never charged.

We can understand opinions on both side of the aisle, but we'll simply wish his family the best as they deal with their loss. Rest in peace, Paterno!

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