Joe Paterno Statue Will Remain For Now, According To Report

Following the release of the Freeh Report, the fate of the Joe Paterno statue outside Beaver Stadium has been questioned. Some have called for the removal of the statue, but Saturday the Penn State Board of Trustees decided the statue would remain, according to a report from ESPN.com.

The report says the trustees decided to not remove the statue in an attempt to avoid offending alumni and students.

"You can't let people stampede you into making a rash decision," a trustee said. "The statue represents the good that Joe did. It doesn't represent the bad that he did."

Their decision, however, may not be a permanent one, as according to the report some trustees said they believed the statue should eventually be removed. All agreed it should remain for the time being.

"It has to stay up," said another trustee. "We have to let a number of months pass, and we'll address it again. But there is no way, no way. It's just not coming down."

For more on Nittany Lions football, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire, SB Nation Pittsburgh and SB Nation Philly.

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