After a pair of surprising reports Friday that Penn State's Board plans to have its on-campus Joe Paterno statue torn down this weekend after the latest round of disappointing details about the coach's life choices, the Board has denied it's made that decision:
Penn State Board member Capt. Ryan McCombie said "We did no such thing," re: voting to take down Joe Paterno statue, made no more comment.— Laura Nichols (@LC_Nichols) July 20, 2012
McCombie was elected as a Trustee this year.
University officials deny things and then do them all the time, so let's still wait and see what happens. It's important that we pay a great deal of attention to the statue, which is a statue.
Previously, the school said it would wait and see, the sculptor called for a focus on what really matters here, students camped out to defend the piece of bronze, and a plane flew overhead threatening to tear it down.