Penn State Denies It Plans To Tear Down Joe Paterno's Statue

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:

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.

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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