Breaking News: Statue of Joe Paterno has been removed

A symbol that was once a tribute to a man’s legacy has in recent weeks become a reminder of betrayal. The statue of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is being removed this morning.

(CNN)

The 900-pound bronze statue, outside Beaver Stadium, will be stored in a

This morning Penn State University president Rodney Erickson decided that enough was enough.

“I now believe that, contrary to its original intention, coach Paterno’s statue has become a source of division and an obstacle to healing in our university and beyond,” Erickson said in a statement.

The 900-pound likeness of Paterno will be stored in a “secure location”.

It gets no easier in Happy Valley this week. The NCAA has announced sanctions against the football program will be made known tomorrow at 9am.

 

4 Responses to “Breaking News: Statue of Joe Paterno has been removed”

  1. Miranda says:

    Isn’t the library or some building named after Paterno too?

  2. Ron Glover says:

    Yes, I believe he made a monetary donation to have his name on the building, which brings everything back to football.

  3. CDF says:

    Hot and boiling mess…O.o

  4. Vinny Hardy says:

    I’m not the biggest post-decision LeBron fan, but when it comes to this let me say: it’s about damn time!

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