Paterno Statue Ordered Down

    FILE - This uly 13, 2012 file photo shows the statue of former Penn State University head football coach Joe Paterno  outside Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. Paterno still greets visitors to Beaver Stadium. Forever looking spry, and pointing toward the sky with his jacket flown open and tie whipped around as if it was hit by the wind of another brisk Penn State football Saturday, Paterno is still there. Amid a cascade of controversy, of course.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

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    A statue of onetime unimpeachable former coach Joe Paterno outside Penn State’s football stadium will come down, the university said Sunday. A report into the school’s response to sex-abuse allegations leveled against disgraced former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky found that Paterno was one of several top-level Penn State employees who helped conceal suspicions against the convicted offender when they first emerged more than 10 years ago. The statue was covered with a blue tarp Sunday as construction equipment was moved in to take it down. The report found that Paterno was aware of Sandusky’s activities in 2001 but chose not to report them.

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