Paterno statue moved to undisclosed location

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The statue of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, which was removed from public view last Sunday outside Beaver Stadium, has been taken to an undisclosed location.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Saturday that the statue was placed inside the stadium after it was taken down, but a truck moved the 900-pound bronze image of Paterno.
"As we've maintained from day one, the statue will be stored in a safe and secure location until a permanent location is decided," Penn State spokesperson David La Torre told the Inquirer.
Paterno had 409 wins as the Nittany Lions coach before the NCAA took away 111 of his victories because of the school's cover up of former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky's sex abuse scandal.
The statue had been placed outside Beaver Stadium since 2001 after it was sculpted by Angelo Di Maria.
"As an artist, I almost have to isolate that work, which I did with so much passion," Di Maria told the Inquirer. "I had no idea that it was going to snowball into this huge public awareness."

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