JoePa Statue Goes Down

From NPR:

“I now believe that, contrary to its original intention, Coach Paterno’s statue has become a source of division and an obstacle to healing in our University and beyond,” [Penn State President Rodney] Erickson said in a statement. “For that reason, I have decided that it is in the best interest of our university and public safety to remove the statue and store it in a secure location. I believe that, were it to remain, the statue will be a recurring wound to the multitude of individuals across the nation and beyond who have been the victims of child abuse.”

The post also quotes a statement from Joe Paterno’s family, who disagree with the move. I’m for it. At best, it would only stand as a reminder as to how no one should be sainted while still living, if sainted at all.

Author: James Brotheridge

Contributing Editor with Prairie Dog.

1 thought on “JoePa Statue Goes Down”

  1. I hope this statue of Joe Paterno returns when all of this drama dies down.

    He was a great coach who dedicated nearly his whole life of 85 years to what he believed in. The evil doings of one person should not make Joe guilty by association.

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