The Penn State Community: Taking The Power Back

A light aircraft warns authorities against inertia as it flies across the skies above Penn State University yesterday. REUTERS/Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times.

Discussions about whether a statue of former football coach Joe Paterno should remain outside Penn State’s Beaver Stadium have apparently reached an impasse.

The FBI announced last week that they believed Paterno knew about incidents of child abuse perpetrated by his former colleague Jerry Sandusky, who is now in jail for his crimes.

Joe Paterno: The Memory Lives On Forever

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Nike have decided to drop the name ‘Joe Paterno’ from a child care centre on their campus after it was confirmed by the FBI that he helped cover up Jerry Sandusky’s involvement in a child molestation scandal that has rocked America.

Sandusky was recently found guilty on 45 charges of child sex abuse that took place during his tenure as assistant football coach at Penn State . It is believed that Paterno, who was head coach at the time the offences were committed, was aware of the abuse but failed to report it to the authorities.

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