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Should Penn State remove the Joe Paterno statue located outside Beaver Stadium? (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Should Penn State remove the Joe Paterno statue located outside Beaver Stadium? (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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The tarnished legacy of Joe Paterno is on life support back in State College, Pennsylvania. The news from Penn State last week was much grimmer than expected.

According to the 267 page Freeh Report Joe Paterno was complicit in the cover-up and it is pretty obvious that he was calling all the shots on how the problem was handled, allowed to continue, and buried over the past decade.

I don't have any pity for those who abuse or enable the abuse of children. I feel that those who cover-up and enable the abuse are just as bad or even worse than those who commit them.

In my opinion...if this is true... Joe Paterno is a bad man...the worst kind of man...a hypocrite who enabled the sexual abuse of innocent children.

Joe continued to lie about his involvement up until the day he died. He even committed perjury in front of the grand jury before he passed on. Deny, deny, deny...lie, lie, lie...that is the true legacy of Joe Paterno.

Before the Penn State community can truly heal they need to come to grips with who Joe Paterno truly was rather than the myth that was built up around him. He was a coward, he was selfish, and he was a liar in addition to being an accomplished football coach.

Penn State University needs to do the right thing.

The statue needs to come down.