Report: Penn State to take down Paterno statue
Penn State University plans to take down the Joe Paterno statue this weekend, according to NFL Network's Kimberly Jones.
The decision to take down the 900-pound bronze statue, which has stood since November of 2001, was reportedly made via a conference call among Penn State board of trustees on Thursday, according to Bonnie Bernstein.
Many people have refuted the decision to remove the statue, including groups of Penn State students, who have taken to camping around the statue to ensure its safety.
Even the statue's sculptor, Angelo Di Maria, is unsure of what should become of the statue, now that Paterno's legacy has been tainted. "I think we should all wait on it," Di Maria told ESPN. "Let's see how everyone feels in six months... or a year."
In 46 years as head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions (1966-2011), Paterno posted a 409-136-3 record. Paterno holds the record for most victories by a Division-1 football coach.