For the first time in decades, the folks at Penn State took a step back and realized that integrity is more important than a few silly football games.
The statue outside Beaver Stadium honoring Joe Paterno, a man who stood idly by for years while one of his assistants repeatedly raped children on campus, has been taken down.
The decision to remove the statue was made by Penn State president Rodney Erickson, who released a statement announcing his decision at 7 a.m. today.
Many Penn State students were upset about the decision, and even showed up to protest. However, Erickson's decision to remove it at 7 a.m. on a Sunday morning likely helped to avoid a huge scene.
According to ESPN, the NCAA will announce "unprecedented sanctions" against Penn State tomorrow at 9 a.m., which insinuates the "Death Penalty" that SMU received back in the 1980s for recruiting violations, and most likely additional sanctions.
Here are a few pictures of the statue removal: