Local sports fans react to Coach Joe Paterno's death

Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 5:59pm

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - In Baton Rouge, sports fans remember the legend, Joe Paterno.

Even among recent scandals that left a sour note on his career, sports fans in the Capitol City say there will never be another like him.

"I think he was a living legend, you know? But I don't think he was involved with all that mess that happened, you know?," said sports fan, Hilton Guidry.

"He was a really good coach, and it was a really good team, I watched their games a lot and it's sad to hear that he died. It's pretty bad," said Penn State fan Logan Viverito.

"To me, my hero is John Wayne, and I would put Paterno right up along side, he's a living legend, you know, that's gonna be remembered for eternity," said sports fan, Salvador Viverito.

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