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Joe Paterno up for highest U.S. honor

Updated: August 9, 2010, 5:08 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

Joe Paterno has been nominated for the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor a U.S. citizen can receive.

Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) nominated the 83-year-old Penn State head coach in a letter to President Barack Obama that included signatures from 17 other members of Congress.

In the letter, Thompson writes, "Rarely has the award been made to someone who has personified sportsmanship on the field of play and academic achievement in the classroom. It is our hope, ...

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