Hundreds of Penn State fans have flocked to Beaver Stadium to get one last glimpse of the bronze statute of former head football coach Joe Paterno.
University President Rodney Erickson is making his decision whether or not to take it down.
“I watched football games and cheered for JoePa on my father’s lap as a little girl,” Kristi Parthemore told The Patriot News.
For some, the statue honors a legendary football coach who won more games than any other in Division I college football. For others, it’s a sick reminder of a man who — through his inaction — allowed children to be raped in the football locker room by former assistant football coach and convicted child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky.