Penn State removes statue of Joe Paterno

AP:

Penn State University removed 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 allegations against a retired assistant.

Penn State President Rod Erickson said he decided to have the statue removed and put into storage because it “has become a source of division and an obstacle to healing.”

Photo: The now removed statue of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has been a rallying point for students and alumni outraged over Paterno’s firing. (Pat Little / Reuters)

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  1. caseyruane reblogged this from breakingnews
  2. barefootparalegal reblogged this from breakingnews and added:
    Too harsh? Or just right? Tough decision that effects many as a result of lack of common sense by few
  3. civilintentions-dangerousdesires reblogged this from breakingnews and added:
    I HAVE SO SO SO MANY FEELS OVER THIS RIGHT NOW.
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  5. thetcwuzhere reblogged this from breakingnews and added:
    It feels really wrong moving a piece of history, but yeah, I can see how keeping it there is a bad idea.
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  11. ifilikeityoulikeit reblogged this from breakingnews and added:
    *All the rights in the world won’t justify the wrongs that were committed at Penn.
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  17. penny4mythoughtz reblogged this from breakingnews and added:
    Although wrong is wrong, I have mixed feelings about the removal of the statue! But do feel it’s a stepping stone to...
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  19. simplyscott reblogged this from breakingnews and added:
    it had to go
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  21. justanothergryffindor reblogged this from breakingnews and added:
    Good. IDGAF how good of a coach he was, he knew what was going on
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