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Penn State Removes Joe Paterno Statue

Penn State President Says Necessary for University to Heal

Students looked on as workers removed the stature of Penn State Icon, Joe Paterno.   Joe Paterno Statue taken down

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Penn State Removes Joe Paterno Statue – NYTimes.com

Penn State’s president said the decision to remove the coach’s statue was made after a report said he failed to pursue child abuse charges against Jerry Sandusky.

 

Penn State to Remove Paterno Statue | Video | TheBlaze.com

(AP) — Penn State University will remove the famed statue of Joe Paterno outside its football stadium, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach accused of burying child sex abuse

 

Joe Paterno Statue At Penn State Taken Down (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Cloresa Turner drove to central Pennsylvania from Virginia to see the statue of veteran Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. When she arrived in State College on Sunday and saw that it was gone

 

Penn State takes Paterno statue down – msnbc.com

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msnbc.comPenn State takes Paterno statue downmsnbc.comWorkers used jackhammers to free the statue and a forklift to lower it onto a flat-bed truck that rolled into a stadium garage bay as some of the 100 to 150 students and other onlookers chanted, ” …

 

 

From Twitter…

robdelaney

GOOD NEWS: They’re taking down the Joe Paterno statue at Penn State. BAD NEWS: They’re putting it up at the Vatican.

Sunday, July 22, 2012 10:33:44 AM

 

chris_hokanson

If you’re upset about Penn State removing Joe Paterno’s statue…

Just look the other way and pretend it’s not happening.

Sunday, July 22, 2012 10:45:45 AM

 

cnnbrk

Penn State will remove statue of former coach Joe Paterno from outside stadium and place it in storage. http://t.co/JMDOVUpv

Sunday, July 22, 2012 7:46:12 AM

 


4 Responses to “Penn State Removes Joe Paterno Statue”

  1. Linda Thompson says:

    Very, very sad day. Too bad that very overpaid Rodney Erickson and his very overpaid staff have decided to take down Joe Paterno’s statue. He reported it to YOU and you chose to do nothing about it. Now that he is dead and cannot defend himself, you with no backbone have decided to take down his statue……………..shame on you all! This is unbelievable to me. Oh, yes, do not step up to the plate and take any blame for the crap that Sandusky did. Blame Joe who cannot defend himself!

    • Lois Corse says:

      Linda, How can you defend Hoe’s actions. He should have reported it to the police when he saw he didn’t get anywhere by reporting it to his superiors. He turned a blind eye and continued business as usual. He had his part in the scandal. The ones to feel bad for are the children that were abused and no one stepped up to protect them.

  2. Lori says:

    Cloresa, how would you feel if one of those children abused was your son? Kudos to the man who made the decision to remove it.

  3. Judy says:

    If half the self righteous people who have taken a side on this, I would imagine that they are not PSU alumni and have not read the Freeh report. Joe Paterno, granted, is not a vessel to God, but yet stands accused of being infallible. Our Governor sit in his mansion smug in the fact that he has escaped scrutiny, when it was him that determined there was no legal grounds or evidence to go after the man at the center of all the controversy. So now we take down the statue to a man who gave his life to this institution, under the applaud of some, but to the horror of others. This situation reminds me of another incident. I have yet to hear that we should tear down the Vatican. Have not the Priests of the ancient institution of Catholicism been charged with similar crimes? How many are serving time in prison? Wasn’t the conspiracy traced to the top governing bodies? Yes, they may lose their Parish or be defrocked, but they are hushed and silently moved to another area. Our administrators of PSU continue to not be honest with the alumni. Last evening it was stated no decision had been made to remove the statue. Then less than 12 hours later, he made the decision to remove the statue. The alumni and current student body should have had a chance to vote. Removing that statue is not a step toward healing. More likely this move will just widen the rift.

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