Joe Paterno Statue Coming Down at Penn State

According to a report published by ESPN this morning, the famed statue of Joe Paterno that sits outside of Penn States football stadium is being removed. I can't help but feel for their fans, including my brother-in-law, who spent a good chunk of his life in College Station, Pennsylvania. This has been an ugly, ugly scandal that will be quite hard to overcome, in fact it might severely damage the program for a long time. 

Penn State University President Rod Erickson released a statement as follows:

"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,"  

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