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Aerial Banner Threatens Removal Of Paterno Statue [VIDEO]

A company that’s towing a banner over Penn State demanding the removal of a Joe Paterno statue has a history of controversy, according to aviation records.

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Banner pulled by plane demanding Penn State remove Joe Paterno statue. (Twitter)

A plane licensed to Air America Aerial Ads of Genoa, Ohio, flew over State College on Wednesday with a banner saying “Take the statue down or we will,” according to the Centre Daily Times.

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The Federal Aviation Administration grounded a plane from the same company after it towed banners taunting Tiger Woods during the 2010 Masters golf tournament.

A report last week concluded that Paterno helped cover up child sex abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

A man who answered the phone at Air America declined to give his name or identify who paid for the flight, but he says they believe in free speech.


(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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