- Pennsylvania State University's president issued a statement on Sunday as the school had a statue of Joe Paterno, its former football coach, removed from outside its stadium.
- Paterno's name will remain on Penn State's library.
- The Paterno family released a statement disagreeing with Penn State's decision, which followed an internal investigation and the conviction of Paterno's former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky on child sex abuse charges.
From the article:
Early Sunday, Pennsylvania State University removed the statue of Joe Paterno from outside the football stadium.
"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," said a statement Sunday by Rodney Erickson, president of the university. "For that reason, I have decided that it is in the best interest of our university and public safety to remove the statue and store it in a secure location. I believe that, were it to remain, the statue will be a recurring wound to the multitude of individuals across the nation and beyond who have been the victims of child abuse." ...