Despite the fact that Joe Paterno was content to look the other way when children were being molested for years by his Jerry Sandusky, Paterno's former top assistant, Penn State students will most certainly NOT look the other way as they attempt to save the Paterno statue on campus.
The sad part about this story is that if Paterno was half as vigilant as the student in this picture, his legacy might not be circling the drain right now.
The university has already said that they won't be taking down the statue, but that hasn't stopped at least one intrepid student from camping out all night outside the statue to protect it from anyone who may wish to harm it.
This is just another example of how the football-crazed culture in State College has blinded people to the truth, and caused them to try and protect the legacy of a man who truly cared for nothing except wins.
Signs like this are why Penn State football needs to suffer the death penalty.
As long as people continue to value Joe Paterno's shattered legacy more than the truth, it's clear that there is still a serious priority problem at Penn State.
Shut down the football program, because it's clear that no one has learned a damn thing.
Aside from Sandusky's obviously disgusting tendencies, the biggest problem at Penn State was that people valued the football program so highly that they allowed lives to be ruined in a futile attempt to save the legacy of the program.
Until that changes, the culture at Penn State will always be one that invites another Sandusky-like situation.
Coupled with the fact that their crimes were worse than any recruiting violation ever, it's pretty clear: Penn State football needs the death penalty.