Sunday, July 22, 2012

Penn State Removes Joe Paterno Statue

Due to the fallout from the report by former FBI director Louis Freh, which found that Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and others had covered up allegations of child sexual abuse by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, the university has removed the statue of Paterno from its pedestal outside Beaver Stadium.  The university's president Rodney Erickson has stated that the statue will be stored in a "secure location", and that the school's library will continue to bear Paterno's name.

Read more at ESPN, TMZ, ABC News, Fox News and USA Today.

In other developments related to Penn State and the Sandusky case:

According to Newsday, Paterno's family says that tearing down the statue will not help either the university or Sandusky's victims.

CBS Sports reports that Penn State will face "unprecedented" sanctions, to be announced tomorrow.

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