Penn State Removes Joe Paterno Statue

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UNIVERSITY PARK, PA - NOVEMBER 08: A statue of Penn State University head football coach Joe Paterno is seen outside of Beaver Stadium on November 8, 2011 in University Park, Pennsylvania. Amid allegations that former assistant Jerry Sandusky was involved with child sex abuse, Joe Paterno's weekly news conference was canceled about an hour before it was scheduled to occur. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Photo: Rob Carr/2011 Getty Images

With Penn State's football team facing the prospect of "unprecedented" NCAA sanctions as a result of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, a forklift removed a statue of cover-up-abetting coach Joe Paterno from the outside the school's stadium early this morning. The 900-pound bronze sculpture —  described by the university's president as a "recurring wound" — is being put in storage, where it will probably remain forever.