Reports: Penn State Will Remove Paterno Statue

Source: The Detroit News

Amid the fallout of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, Penn State University will remove the statue of legendary coach Joe Paterno near Beaver Stadium this weekend.

Kimberly Jones of the NFL Network posted via Twitter that she was told that the statue would be removed. CBS Sports’ Bonnie Bernstein reported on Twitter through a source that Penn State’s Board of Trustees had voted Thursday night to take down the statue.

The investigation into Penn State concluded last week with the release of the Freeh Report, which concluded that Penn State leaders, including former president Graham Spanier and Paterno, had shown “total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims.”

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  • Fordf250

    Wow really? That’s a shame. I am not a Penn State fan but I know that man did good for that university. Donationing millions to it and he helped build it. He is the Fall Guy I guess. Anybody that believes JoPa would condone such behavior doesn’t know football. There are few class acts in coaching. He was one of them. I think he died of a broken heart. hey Penn State…since you are taking his statute down can you get Texas to remove all those racist confederate statutes as well?

  • Rj

    He did