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    Paterno Statue to be Removed

    NFL Network reporter Kim Jones reported Friday that Penn State plans to take down the Joe Paterno statue outside of Beaver Stadium.
    The public outcry for the removal of Paterno's statue was sparked by the release of the independent investigation by former FBI director Louis Freeh, whose findings were made public July 12. In the report, Freeh's investigative team revealed Paterno allegedly had detailed knowledge of activity involving Jerry Sandusky before and after Sandusky retired in 1999.
    Nike announced it would change the name of its childcare center the day the Freeh report was issued. Penn State students changed the name of the student camp the week of home football games to "Nittanyville" last week.
    Paterno's alma mater, Brown University, removed Paterno's name from its annual award given to the school's top freshman athlete and coaching position and is weighing whether to take the Paterno out of its athletic hall of fame. Paterno graduated from Brown in 1950.
    Report: Paterno statue to be removed this weekend - chicagotribune.com



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    Re: Paterno Statue to be Removed

    They had no choice. If they didn't, some other group/person would (and rightly so, IMO).



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    Re: Paterno Statue to be Removed

    Yeah, this only took some time because they didn't want it to look like a knee jerk. I don't think there was ever an actual debate.

    Also, I liked what someone had to say regarding removing Paterno's records. Remove everything in his name. His wins and all of that, put don't take PSU out of it. Over all the years there were a lot of people involved who had nothing to do with the crime.


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    Re: Paterno Statue to be Removed

    No Brainer



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    Re: Paterno Statue to be Removed

    Good.



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    Re: Paterno Statue to be Removed

    This pretty much had to happen, no way they let a statue of someone who turned a blind eye at the sexual abuse of children stand.



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    Re: Paterno Statue to be Removed

    I say do it Iraqi-style: Get a bunch of people, throw a rope around it, pull it down, then beat the bejeebers out of it with their shoes.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re: Paterno Statue to be Removed

    Quote Originally Posted by Acylum View Post
    I say do it Iraqi-style: Get a bunch of people, throw a rope around it, pull it down, then beat the bejeebers out of it with their shoes.
    This is exactly what I pictured



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    Re: Paterno Statue to be Removed

    Melt it down and make a marker to the victims.


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    Re: Paterno Statue to be Removed

    Don't take it down, just turn it around. That way Paterno is always looking the other way.




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    Re: Paterno Statue to be Removed

    Quote Originally Posted by KnappShack View Post
    This is exactly what I pictured
    Before I even opened this thread, thoughts of Saddam Hussein statue were dancing through my head.



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    Re: Paterno Statue to be Removed

    I assume they will begin the process of renaming their library shortly.



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    Re: Paterno Statue to be Removed

    Some big donor will have it in his man cave.



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    Re: Paterno Statue to be Removed

    IMO this is not needed,but the media wouldn't let it drop until this happened so I don't blame them.



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    Re: Paterno Statue to be Removed

    Don't tell this to these guys. They will probably chain themselves to the statue.



    Last edited by CysRage; 07-20-2012 at 12:39 PM.
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