Penn State removes Paterno statue

Associated Press
This combination of two photos shows a detail of a mural by Michael Pilato in State College, Pa. depicting a halo over the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, left, and the halo removed by the artist on Saturday, July 14, 2012. Pilato had put a halo over Paterno's image after the beloved coach's death in January, but said he felt he had to remove it Saturday after a report that Paterno, former university president Graham Spanier and others buried allegations of child sex-abuse against ex-assistant Jerry Sandusky. Paterno's family denies the claim. (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Nabil K. Mark, Abby Drey)

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Amid recent fallout the statue of Penn State's late, disgraced former football coach Joe Paterno has been taken down, after university officials announced July 22 its decision to remove it. According to the Paterno family, tearing down of Penn St. coach's statue 'does not serve victims' of Sandusky.

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