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Sunday, 22 July 2012

Penn State President Rodney Erickson issued a statement early this morning announcing that the statue of former coach Joe Paterno would be removed from its spot in front of Beaver Stadium.

Crews began working to remove the statue around 7 a.m., and pulled it out at around 8:20 a.m.

The library will retain the Paterno name and the statue will be stored in a secure location, according to Erickson's statement.

This decision comes after a recent investigation into what information Paterno and other head members of Penn State knew, involving former assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky's child sex abuse scandal.

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