Mourners line up to pay respects to Paterno
Monday, January 23, 2012
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Mourners are lining up at Penn State for a viewing honoring the late football coach Joe Paterno.
Current and former players including Franco Harris are attending a private viewing at a spiritual center. Members of Paterno's last team filed in from the same buses that carried Paterno and his players to Beaver Stadium on fall Saturdays.
Paterno's family gathered earlier for a more private viewing. The public viewing begins Tuesday afternoon and a private funeral is planned Wednesday.
One current and one former player will stand with the casket during the viewing. More than 100 people were lined up more than two hours beforehand.
Paterno died Sunday, just over two months after being fired in the wake of a child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant Jerry Sandusky.