According to ESPN.com, the Penn State Board of Trustees have voted to leave the statue in place despite cries for it to be torn down in light of Paterno's role in a university-wide scandal to protect assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, who was sexually abusing young boys on the Penn State campus.
"You can't let people stampede you into making a rash decision," a trustee told the website. "The statue represents the good that Joe did. It doesn't represent the bad that he did."
Despite allegations that Paterno willfully covered up Sandusky's actions, there are many who revere the late coach and want his Penn State legacy to stand in bronze form.
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