Paterno statue comes down

Rick Moran
After weeks of sepculation, Penn State's President Rod Erickson ordered the statue of iconic football coach Joe Paterno removed from it's perch near Beaver Stadium. Associated Press: The famed statue of Joe Paterno was taken down from outside the Penn State football stadium Sunday, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach accused of burying child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant. Workers lifted the 7-foot-tall statue off its base and used a forklift to move it into Beaver Stadium as the 100 to 150 students watching chanted, "We are Penn State." The university announced earlier Sunday that it was taking down the monument in the wake of an investigative report that found the late coach and three other top Penn State administrators concealed sex abuse claims against retired assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. The statue, weighing more than 900 pounds, was built in 2001 in honor of Paterno's record-setting 324th...(Read Full Post)

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