STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State University is removing the famed statue of the late Joe Paterno outside its football stadium.
The statue of the coaching icon became a target for critics of the once-sainted football coach accused of burying child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant.
The university said Sunday that it will take down the larger-than-life monument in the face of an investigative report by former FBI Director Louis Freeh that found Paterno, along with three top Penn State administrators, concealed the abuse claims against Jerry Sandusky.
Construction vehicles and police arrived shortly after dawn today, barricading the street and sidewalks near the statue, erecting a chain-link fence then concealing the statue with a blue tarp.
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