Jul 12, 2012, 11:12 AM EDT
As you may recall, there were rumors back in Nov. of 2011 that Penn State would be taking down the Joe Paterno statue in front of Beaver Stadium — that’s when the whole Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case was first being reported. Nothing came of it … but now several outlets are asking the question anew. In light of the release of the Freeh Report, should JoePa’s bronze likeness be removed from campus?
In a poll conducted today at CBS Philadelphia, 69.88 percent of respondents said yes. That’s remarkably high for a Philly-based readership, and just points to the gravity of the report that Paterno was heavily involved in a Sandusky coverup.
UPDATE: Penn State has dispatched security officers to guard the statue. That only took a few hours. Guarding kids? That took a little longer.
Other polls: Should Penn State take down the Joe Paterno statue?
NESN: Yes, 77.22 percent.
New Jersey.com: Yes, 74.19 percent.
New Jersey 101.5: Yes, 69.23 percent.
Midwest Sports Fans: Joe Paterno statue must come down.
Nike said today in a statement that it will remove Paterno’s name from its child care center at its World Headquarters in Oregon.
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