VIDEO: Penn State Beginning To Remove Joe Paterno Statue

The removal of Joe Paterno's statue is beginning posthaste in State College. After a Sunday morning statement from Penn State's president, crews are currently on site at the statue and beginning the process of removing it, according to Onward State.


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What's more, there is live Ustream video of the Paterno statue being removed, which, hey, 2012 (via The Big Lead):


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The statue of Paterno, unveiled in 2001, is seven feet tall and weighs 900 pounds, so it is no surprise that a forklift is on the scene to assist in its removal. Crews have put up a blue barricade around the statue to prevent onlookers from interfering with the removal process — but it's not hard to imagine that the barricade also serves to prevent the removal from taking place in full sight of the public.

The statue will be put into storage inside Beaver Stadium.

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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