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JoePa nominated for Medal of Freedom

Updated: September 8, 2011, 12:00 AM ET
Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Joe Paterno could add another honor to his trophy case -- and it doesn't get any more prestigious than this.

U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson and Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey said they nominated the Penn State football coach for the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, citing his contributions to athletics and higher education.

In a letter to President Barack Obama, the lawmakers cited Paterno's 402 career wins during his 45-years ...

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