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An area of the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno stood sits empty after it was removed by workers outside Beaver Stadium on July 22, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Penn State's president Rodney Erickson made the decision Sunday to remove the statue in the wake of the child sex scandal of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. It's believed that Paterno had detailed knowledge of Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing children before and after Sandusky retired from coaching at Penn State. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Penn State removes Paterno statue

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.