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Joe Paterno Statue To Be Removed According To Report

The Joe Paterno statue outside of Beaver Stadium will be removed according to sources close to Bonnie Bernstein and Kimberly Jones of the NFL Network.

According to Bernstein, the Penn State Board of Trustees had a meeting Thursday night on the matter, and voted to remove the statue this weekend.

There have been talks of removing the statue since the release of the Freeh report on July 12. Paterno and others had known about sexual child abuse by former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky and failed to report it to police.

This is the latest instance of the school distancing itself from the Jerry Sandusky scandal, including removing the halo over Paterno's head in a mural at Penn State and changing the name of the student encampment outside of Beaver Stadium from Paternoville to Nittanyville.

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