Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 7/12/12

ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 1: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions leaves the field following the 2010 Capital One Bowl against the LSU Tigers at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium on January 1, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. Penn State won 19-17. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
If Penn State University has any courage, any character, or any integrity, the statue of Joe Paterno outside of Beaver Stadium will be brought down and put away, never to be seen again. Typically, it’s a good idea to wait until the dust settles, when everyone has calmed down, to properly discuss the necessary measures that need to be taken after an unbelievable situation. But we’re not talking about a recruiting violation. We’re not talking about players receiving monetary benefits for attending school. We are talking about a much more despicable, unthinkable, and heinous crimes that happened under the watch of one of the greatest football coaches of all time. This immediate reaction and insistence to take down Paterno’s statue at Penn State isn’t a knee-jerk reaction. It would be a small but relevant measure of justice for the victims who went through this difficult situation. For the most part, fans of Penn State football and college football enthusiasts have been willing to giv...
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