Trustees of Pennsylvania State University have reportedly decided to keep the campus statue of Joe Paterno, at least for now and potentially for good, ESPN reported. Last week's independent report that listed the late football coach as among those senior leaders at Penn State who collectively opted not to report Jerry Sandusky to authorities has tarnished the reputation of the coach who was beloved by generations of Penn State fans. ESPN reported that trustees do not want to offend fans who remain loyal to Paterno, and also do not want to be rushed into a decision.
"You can't let people stampede you into making a rash decision," a trustee said. "The statue represents the good that Joe did. It doesn't represent the bad that he did."
Meanwhile, the artist who painted a mural in State College, Pa. that includes Paterno has removed a halo that he added after the coach died, The Centre Daily Times reported.