Joe Paterno was the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions of nearly 46 years. He passed away on January 12 of this year. Shortly before that, he was fired for failing to protect children from sexual abuse by his coaching staff. During the time of his death, he had the record for the most victories by an NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision and was the only FBS coach to hit 400 victories.
Former FBI director Louis Freeh founded in July 2012 that Paterno and other university officials concealed facts related to an alleged 2001 incident of child abuse. While working at Penn State for 61 years, Paterno became well known for his game-day image like his thick and square glasses. He and his wife Sue donated over $4 million to the school and funded the school’s library that has their names on it. Paterno ended up dying from lung cancer complications.
Below is a video of Paterno’s statue being removed as a result of the scandal. It is pretty sad to see the statue go.
Below are some tweets about the statue being removed: