Ten days after The Freeh Report revealed that Joe Paterno was involved in a cover up of the crimes committed by former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, the school removed Paterno’s statue that stood outside of Beaver Stadium. The statue was erected in 2001 to celebrate Paterno then breaking the NCAA Divison 1 career coaching victories mark with 324. In a statement early Sunday morning, university President Rodney Erickson said, “I fully realize that my decision will not be popular in some Penn State circles, but I am certain it is the right and principled decision.” The statue will be placed in storage.

Concerning the NCAA, the sanctioning body of college athletics has said they will not levy the “death penalty” against Penn State but the school would suffer “unprecedented penalties” for the actions committed by the football team and the school. A press conference has been scheduled for 9 AM Monday morning,