Joe Paterno statue staying up at Penn State

They won't take down Paterno's statue, but can they at least put a blindfold on it for historical accuracy?

7/15/12 in NCAAF   |   Pat   |   5235 respect

Jan 23, 2012; State College, PA, USA; Community members lay candles in front of the statue of former Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno paying respect to his passing away. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIREDespite the Freeh Report revealing that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno played a huge role in covering up Jerry Sandusky's child sex crimes for over a decade, the statue of Paterno will remain prominently displayed on campus.

To most folks, Paterno's stellar record on the field doesn't mean quite as much as it used to, now that it's known that he enabled a monster for years on end.

Previous to these revelations, the statue seemed a fitting honor to a man who had run a successful football program for decades without even a hint of impropriety.

Now, it's a slap in the face to the dozens (and maybe more) who were assaulted by Sandusky while Paterno turned a blind eye, and even actively prevented school officials from notifying the authorities.

This is just another example of why the problem really hasn't been fixed at Penn State.

The reason Sandusky was allowed to continue raping children for so long was the hero worship that occurred there, giving Paterno and the football program an air of invincibility.

Despite everything we now know about what happened, the statue remains.

As long as this culture of idolizing athletic figures exists, there is still the possibility of another Sandusky. Let's hope I'm wrong, but I'm not holding my breath.
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7/15/12   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

Joe PAterno was a piece of garbage, if you want to argue take it up with God.  Because I am CORRECT

7/15/12   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

The dellusional alumni will cut off all donations to the school if their false idol's statue comes down.  (Chain and a Truck folks)

7/15/12   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

Wards_Page wrote:
It's an absolute disgrace. The students at Penn State should get their act together and request that the statue be removed. You would think that the school would want to do it too. It only stands as a reminder to Sandusky's horrors.

If the statue goes down does a new "erection" go up?

7/15/12   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

$$$$$ means  so much more to PSU than childrens Innocence. They can all rot in hel*

7/15/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

MrNFL wrote:
I just thought of a great Penn State joke, but I think I'll wait 14 years to tell it.

oh there are a few I could tell but out of having a shred of human conscious for those poor victims I will refrain as well!  My heart goes out to the victims.

7/15/12   |   Wards_Page   |   248 respect

It's an absolute disgrace. The students at Penn State should get their act together and request that the statue be removed. You would think that the school would want to do it too. It only stands as a reminder to Sandusky's horrors.

7/15/12   |   MrNFL   |   175 respect

I just thought of a great Penn State joke, but I think I'll wait 14 years to tell it.

7/15/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

horacenick wrote:
I guess they won't take it down, but will it mean the same thing now?

being silent in the face of what was going on is akin to condoning it.  truly sad he chose to try to cover this up.  Or just turn his head and ignore it.

7/15/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

just put a shower head over the statue and a bar of soap in his hand!

7/15/12   |   horacenick   |   5 respect

I guess they won't take it down, but will it mean the same thing now?