The late Joe Paterno used to be a near-deity at Penn State. But after a seven-month investigation conducted by former FBI director Louis Freeh showed last week that Paterno and several school administrators repeatedly covered up child sex-abuse allegations made against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, the university is once again reassessing Paterno's already-stained legacy. (Sandusky, who was convicted last month of 45 counts of child sex abuse, is awaiting sentencing.) An artist has already painted over Paterno's halo on a campus mural, and many are calling for an iconic statue of the legendary head football coach to be pulled down, too. Some reports say that the university's board of trustees has decided to leave up the bronze statue, which sits outside Penn State's Beaver Stadium, but on Monday, the school denied that any decision had been made. For now, the statue still stands — with a security guard posted nearby. Is leaving it up a slap in the face to Sandusky's victims?
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