Over 200 Penn State Football Players Demand Return Of Paterno Statue
Over 200 former Penn State football players demanded the university reinstate a statue of Joe Paterno after it was removed in 2012.By Grant Suneson | July 5, 2016
Over 200 former Penn State football players are demanding a statue of former head coach Joe Paterno be returned to its place outside the stadium and that the school apologize to his widow.
The statue was taken down in 2012 due to the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Sandusky, Paterno's defensive coordinator for years, was convicted on dozens of counts of child sex abuse.
Some of Paterno's players say the two-time national championship coach has been treated unfairly. Dozens of Penn State letterman signed a letter to the school that said Paterno was subject to "an underserved media frenzy."