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Penn State uses a row of trees to make people forget about the Joe Paterno statue

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(Centre Daily Times)

When fans attend Penn State games this season, the familiar space outside Beaver Stadium where the statue of coach Joe Paterno once stood will now be shrouded in trees.

This past weekend, the university planted a line of trees to almost quarantine the place where the statue once stood. The university decided to take down the statue last week after the release of the Freeh Report revealed Paterno was involved in a cover-up regarding the sexual misdeeds of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

The fate of the statue created quite a controversy as a do-gooder group paid for an airplane banner demanding the statue be torn down while some students camped out near the statue to try to defend it from vandals.

In the end, the statue was moved inside Beaver Stadium last week, and the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Friday that it has since been moved to an undisclosed location.

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