After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Penn State’s Joe Paterno saw his legendary legacy threatened after news emerged that one of his assistant coaches, Jerry Sandusky, was responsible for countless sexual assaults. The result was a tumultuous period when fans, Penn St. alums. and the general public had to reckon with the notion that the coach may have been privy to the allegations and put his program – and winning – above common decency.
Starring Al Pacino as Paterno, the explosive clip from the upcoming HBO-produced film finds the coach reasoning, “I raised millions of dollars for this university. I have a staff and a squad that can win a national championship. You wanna fire me? Try it.”
Paterno airs on HBO on April 7.
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