When news surfaced of Joe Paterno's connection with a child sex scandal at Penn State, former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden proclaimed that he only wanted to remember the good things about his friend of 50 years.
"I don't remember the bad things," Bowden told the Palm Beach Post. "He didn't have many bad things."
And now he says he doesn't want anyone else to remember the bad things either. That's why during a radio interview with Cory Giger, Bowden asked for Paterno's famed statue on the Penn State campus to be taken down.
"Should his statue be removed? In my opinion, yes," Bowden said. "Now the reason is, Penn State's job now is to try to forget this thing. But every time somebody walks by and sees that statue, they're not going to remember the 80 good years, they're going to remember this thing with (former assistant coach Jerry) Sandusky.
"Just think, every time you go to a ballgame at Penn State and they shine a camera on that statue, that's going to be brought up again. So if I was Penn State, if I was Joe's family, I'd say, move on from all that stuff."
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