Penn State: Paterno Statue Will Come Down

07.22.12 6 years ago 20 Comments

Weeks after the Freeh report and continued debate revolving around the legacy of Joe Paterno, Penn State will take down the statue of their former coach that stands outside of Beaver Stadium. The statue had become a bone of contention after an investigation revealed the coach and several administrators made attempts to cover sex abuse claims regarding former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. In a statement released early Sunday morning, the university President Rodney Erickson said: “I fully realize that my decision will not be popular in some Penn State circles, but I am certain it is the right and principled decision.” The 900-pound bronze statue will reportedly be placed in storage.

Meanwhile, the NCAA is said to be prepared to levy “unprecedented” penalties against both the football team and the school. Expect an update on Monday, when NCCA official are set to have a press conference at 9 a.m.

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