Report: Happy Valley is Getting Another Joe Paterno Statue

By DJ Byrnes on April 23, 2014 at 9:42a

The Joebots are at it again, folks. Take it away, Onward State:

A bronze statue of Joe Paterno seated on a bench is planned for installation outside the Tavern Restaurant in November 2015. The statue, designed by sculptor Zenos Frudakis, is in response to Rodney Erickson’s decision to remove Joe Paterno’s statue from Porter Road in July 2012.

“There’s been some level of frustration among Penn Staters with what happened with the statue at the stadium,” Ted Sebastianelli, one of the organizers of the project, said. “We wanted to come up with a way to honor Joe for all that he did for the State College community. It wasn’t just the university he impacted — it was the whole town.”

Unless Joe Paterno is sitting on a bench with his hands over his ears and his eyes closed, I fail to see how this is a good idea. 

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