The fate of a bronze statue of the late Joe Paterno outside Penn State's Beaver Stadium remains in limbo following new revelations in the Jerry Sandusky child-sex abuse scandal.
Calling a bronze statue of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno an "obstacle to healing in our university and beyond," the university's President Rodney Erickson announced Sunday that the statue would come down. Workers have apparently already begun dismantling the statue. Calls for the removal of the statue had reached a fever pitch since the release of a report earlier this month that clearly implicated Paterno in a widespread cover-up of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of children. Sandusky, who was convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse of children in June, is awaiting sentencing.
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