July 29, 2012: One week ago, the Joe Paterno statue was removed from outside Beaver Stadium at Penn State and taken inside.
Philly.com's reporting that the statue of Joe Paterno that was taken down from outside Beaver Stadium last week has now been moved to a secret location
The statue was taken down last Sunday after the NCAA's sanctions were levied against the school. Penn State president Rodney Erickson explain in a statement that "Coach Paterno's statue has become a source of division and an obstacle to healing in our University and beyond." Hours later, the Paterno family responded, saying the statue's removal "does not serve the victims of Jerry Sandusky's horribe crimes or help heal the Penn State community."
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer article, the bronze statue was put in the back of a truck on Friday and carted off to an undisclosed location. PSU spokesman David La Torre told the paper:
"As we've maintained from day one, the statue will be stored in a safe and secure location until a permanent location is decided."