A new statue of former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno is reportedly in the works. As originally reported by Onward State, the new statue being organized through private means will be located outside the Tavern Restaurant in State College and show Paterno sitting on a bench. The statue funding will come through donations and private funding, with a Kickstarter campaign slated to launch in July to help raise the $300,000 needed to pay for the new statue.
Perhaps not surprisingly, the national reaction to the idea of a new statue for Paterno generated many of the same old jokes we have heard before.
“@CFTalk: New Joe Paterno statue coming to State College http://t.co/iUkl7M1M6G“/ Is the head positioned so that he looks the other way?
— Sportsyackontap (@sportsyack) April 23, 2014
“@CFTalk: Report: New Joe Paterno statue coming to State College http://t.co/BE924GFb6d” On a turntable so it can always look the other way
— Kevin Ross (@BourbonWarfare) April 23, 2014
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