The Penn State Circus Continues [VIDEO]
Following the release of the Freeh Report last week, Penn State continues to be mired in drama and controversy.
A heavily debated issue is whether or not to remove a statue of Joe Paterno standing outside of Beaver Stadium. The debate has caused a firestorm.
On Tuesday, a banner-flying plane dragged a sign reading, “Take The Statue Down or We Will” over State College, PA.
This was going on as rumors swirled about whether the NCAA would strike down on the Penn State football program, and if the school would comply with the governing bodies’ request for more information.
School President Rodney Erickson finally spoke, though not offering comment on whether the football program should be taken away.
“Let’s not get ahead of ourselves here,” Erickson said, “Let’s wait for this process to unfold. (NCAA) President Emmert has said that the NCAA will take a deliberate and deliberative process in addressing this, so I don’t think we should jump to conclusions at this point.”
As for the statue, the University Spokesman said a decision will come in the next 7-10 days.
Erickson also addressed the issue.
“I’m still in the process of talking with members of my leadership team,” he explained, “I’ll want to talk with members of the board and others. And we will make a decision, and we will make the right decision based on what we believe is the best course of action for the university.”
This is an issue that will likely not subside anytime soon, especially as more and more information continues to pour out. And while the public waits for answers, the statue and the football program serve as the tangible entities that venom is being thrown at.
Overnight, a small group in favor of keeping the statue camped in the former Paternoville, now Nittanyville, to serve guard.