The fate of the bronze statue of Joe Paterno standing outside of Beaver Stadium on the Penn State campus has become a key point of contention ever since former F.B.I director Louis Freeh released his damning 267-page report concluding that the former head football coach and key university administrators "concealed critical facts" pertaining to the heinous sexual abuse of young boys being perpetrated by former Nittany Lions football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.
An unnamed source informed Kimberly Jones of the NFL Network, the statue is coming down this weekend.
After retweeting Jones' tweet, the producer of "The Dan Patrick Show" obtained a statement from a PSU spokesperson who was unaware of any decision on the statue.
A more forceful denial of the previous reports followed from a member of the Penn State Board Of Trustees, via Laura Nichols of StateCollege.com.
Another member of the Board Of Trustees told Laura Olson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the final decision will be made by the administration.
The calls to remove it didn't stop. Someone even went as far as to hire an airplane to fly over State College with a banner reading, "Take down the statue or we will."
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