The Penn State Board of Trustees have voted to remove the statue of late football coach Joe Paterno, according to tweets from two different reporters. First is Penn State grad Kim Jones, who works for the NFL Network.
Am told that Penn State plans to take down the Paterno statue this weekend.
— Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) July 20, 2012
Adding to that was CBS' Bonnie Bernstein.
Source: Penn State Board of Trustees voted on a conference call last night to take down Joe Paterno statue. Will happen this wknd.
— Bonnie Bernstein (@BonnieBernstein) July 20, 2012
I guess that means they'll be taking down his name in that picture as well, but at the very least they need to make sure 'humanitarian' gets pulled off that wall.
Deadspin updated saying that a member of the Board of Trustees said they never took a vote, so who knows? I can't imagine anyone at Penn State denying something.