The famed statue of Joe Paterno was taken down from outside the Penn State football stadium on Sunday, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach.
The NCAA are set to hand down ‘unprecedented’ penalties to Penn State and their football program.
Removing the statue of Joe Paterno is the right call. But like every lens that exposed some sickening dysfunction over the last ten months, this one had to be forced upon the warped sensibilities of Penn State.
It seems the fate of Joe Paterno’s statue at Penn State has been sealed. Or has it?
Boomer and Craig spent a few minutes at the top of the 8 a.m. hour talking about the controversy surrounding the statue of Joe Paterno, which still currently stands outside of Beaver Stadium in Happy Valley.
A company that’s towing a banner over Penn State demanding the removal of a Joe Paterno statue has a history of controversy, according to aviation records.
A mural featuring late former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has graced the walls of the Great Oak Middle School in Oxford for 20 years. But that’s coming to an end.
The president of the NCAA says he isn’t ruling out the possibility of shutting down the Penn State football program in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Statues are built and burnished to honor people, not to horrify underclassmen who think their school has been properly schooled on prudence and jurisprudence. Let’s be clear, that statue must fall, immediately, publicly and violently.
More criminal charges, more civil lawsuits, more defendants and more bad publicity are all on the horizon.
Some are calling for PSU to receive the NCAA’s “death penalty,” while others want the statue of Paterno in front of Beaver Stadium to be taken down at once.
At not-so-Happy Valley, there’s plenty of shame, soil and stain to go around. Legacies, legends and reputations ruined. Innocence forever gone.
To the Paterno Apologist who has been so vocal in not only bashing me but also defending their hero, the disgraced gridiron professor, extolling Penn State’s higher calling, you may go home now. Don’t speak. Ever.
The report concluded that Joe Paterno, president Graham Spanier, athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz “failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade.”
The football program turned its back on society’s smallest and weakest because it would have impacted its financial coffers and overall power. That decision was morally bankrupt. Justice needs to be visited on the Penn State football team.