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Joe Paterno’s statue reportedly moved again

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It took Penn State a couple of weeks of intense public pressure before the statue of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno outside of Beaver Stadium was finally removed.

Now that it’s gone, the location of the 7-foot, 900-pound bronze version of the longtime coach has reportedly been a back-and-forth matter too. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the statue has been moved again, this time from one undisclosed location to another “in part to keep the public from knowing its current resting spot.”

Penn State wouldn’t confirm the statue’s location or fate.

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34 Responses to “Joe Paterno’s statue reportedly moved again”
  1. spreadthecheese says: Jul 28, 2012 8:14 PM

    It’s been rumored the Paterno statue’s new location is Sandusky’s jail cell, but when reached for comment Penn State officials refused to acknowledge the matter.

  2. latrobe21 says: Jul 28, 2012 8:45 PM

    Hope they’re getting ready to put it up where it was outside Beaver Stadium.

  3. brianbosworthisstonecold says: Jul 28, 2012 8:47 PM

    It’s goin to NAMBLA Headquarters!

  4. ms72lbc says: Jul 28, 2012 8:49 PM

    Plenty of room for it in the Cubs’ trophy case, and it would never be seen there

  5. chuckmuncie says: Jul 28, 2012 8:51 PM

    The Paterno family wants an explanation.

  6. dietrich43 says: Jul 28, 2012 9:22 PM

    Wherever it is, it’s looking the other way.

  7. stoutfiles says: Jul 28, 2012 9:32 PM

    Stop moving it and just destroy it already. They’re hoping they can bring it back out in the future, but Paterno will always be known as a pedophile enabler. Melt it down and let’s move on from this.

  8. rafterman1957 says: Jul 28, 2012 10:17 PM

    The statue, like Penn State, is history.

  9. mungman69 says: Jul 28, 2012 10:34 PM

    Melt it down. No one wants to be reminded of this terrible situation that is destroying Penn. St. They destroyed statues of Stalin, didn’t they.

  10. feva4theflava says: Jul 28, 2012 10:37 PM

    This is news? For NBC I guess it qualifies.

  11. dannythebisforbeast says: Jul 28, 2012 10:56 PM

    Think it’s meant to bring out haters and lame jokes. Mission accomplished- lame haters

  12. eyeh8goodell says: Jul 28, 2012 11:17 PM

    It was moved to the Paterno library to remind Penn Staters to keep quiet.

    Ooooooohhhhhhh…….too soon?

  13. mgmac says: Jul 28, 2012 11:27 PM

    joe paterno was a good football coach. he was also an enabler of a pedophile, very narcissist and a sorry-ass excuse for a human being

  14. Deb says: Jul 28, 2012 11:32 PM

    It hasn’t been destroyed? This Board of Trustees still doesn’t get it. Wonder if they’ll get it when their university has been bankrupted by lawsuits. Penn State needs to hire wise and thoughtful leaders who are more focused on preserving the university’s future than protecting its past.

  15. thepancreas says: Jul 28, 2012 11:37 PM

    Just drop it off on the front lawn of Casa Paterno.

    They have to be the only ones who want it. I mean besides the psychotic Penn State fans who will be wailing and gnashing their teeth on September 1st when they can’t find it outside Beaver Stadium.

  16. onceuponatimeinsports says: Jul 28, 2012 11:40 PM

    Melt it down or bury in a hole 1 mile deep (Or go the second mile at any rate) just so long as it never see’s the light of day again.

    Which reminds me, are they still selling stuff with Paterno’s likness on it in the student store….?

  17. psunick says: Jul 28, 2012 11:48 PM

    For heaven’s sake, Ben. How on earth is this a news story?


  18. psunick says: Jul 28, 2012 11:58 PM

    How about maybe a Silas Redd update? One of your cohorts said “he (Redd) was at USC and that there’d be a decision on Saturday.”

    Where are we on that story? Either way Redd decides, now that’s news.

  19. mgavin78 says: Jul 29, 2012 12:20 AM

    Send it to hell for joe pa to see it.

  20. stevenfbrackett says: Jul 29, 2012 12:26 AM

    Here’s an idea — melt it down but recast it in a much smaller version – say tabletop size – then put it on permanent display in one of the following departments: Law, Ethics, Health, Psychology, Phys Ed, Admissions, etc as part of an exhibit about the corrupting influence of power, how if unchecked will lead to a complete collapse of morals and ethics and cause untold and very real damage to everyone around them. List his accomplishments but also the full extent of his crimes, in all their horror. Let it serve as a permanent reminder so that it can never happen again.

  21. tommy57 says: Jul 29, 2012 1:27 AM

    Ben, I agree – why is this a news story or was it only designed to stoke the PSU Haters into a renewed statue frenzy?

  22. mungman69 says: Jul 29, 2012 3:09 AM

    The PSU lovers simply just don’t understand how grave these crimes are. Young boys were RAPED. The president, vice president, athletic director and football coach knew about it and continued to let it happen. Many others also knew but didn’t have the goobers to say anything that would harm the football program.

  23. dannythebisforbeast says: Jul 29, 2012 7:37 AM

    young boys were raped? where did this happen mungman

  24. dannythebisforbeast says: Jul 29, 2012 7:39 AM

    all the comedians, all your lame jokes are recycled 1000 times. please show originality in the future. thank you

  25. mizzouram says: Jul 29, 2012 9:48 AM

    It’s being examined by top men..,

  26. gallopingfar says: Jul 29, 2012 10:02 AM

    Take the statue to his grave site and place it there.
    Bury it with him.

  27. rubbernilly says: Jul 29, 2012 11:12 AM

    They should have left it where it was. Hear me out:

    They should have left it where it was, but encased it in concrete. Turn it into a plinth/base for a future statue. The subject/content of the new statue could be debated later (an image acknowledging the victims or just an image of what Penn State envisions itself to value going forward… or something else).

    That way the Paterno supporters get what they want: a symbolic representation that JoePa was a part of that program on whose efforts they will continue to build (because they are determined to not forget him).

    And the rest of us get a symbolic representation of what happened: as Paterno’s statue, encased in concrete, will forever turn a blind eye to what goes on around him.

  28. mungman69 says: Jul 29, 2012 12:06 PM

    Danny, you’re not funny. You’re sick.

  29. galvezben says: Jul 29, 2012 9:14 PM

    We are so fortunate to have danny constantly patrolling the PSU articles and making sure nobody says anything inappropriate without his 2 cents thrown in. You are a true P-Stater: Myopic, misguided and maladjusted.

  30. sanguillen35 says: Jul 30, 2012 1:03 PM

    Perhaps they can place it in front of the NCAA office to remind them that every time they or one of their confs. sign an agreement with ESPN they are dealing with an org. that, for 8 years, withheld evidence of child molestation within the Syracuse basketball program .

  31. latrobe21 says: Jul 30, 2012 1:33 PM

    Manny, how the hell are you? Long time, no see.

    – Roberto

  32. jackericsson says: Jul 30, 2012 9:12 PM

    Put it in the shower area but looking the other way!

  33. cleveland1980 says: Jul 31, 2012 9:38 PM

    they probably moved it to the altar of the campus church, where most oblivious psu apologists want it to be. sandusky is interviewing altar boy candidates.

  34. yankeesgameday says: Aug 2, 2012 3:25 PM

    kind of like the body of Eva Peron, which went missing for 17 years. I see a tragic musical about Paterno’s life coming in 20 years. “Peron! Peron! Peron!”
    “Paterno! Paterno! “Paterno!”

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