Former Penn State Players Seek Return of Paterno Statue

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — More than 200 former Penn State football players are petitioning University leaders to return the large bronze statue of veteran football coach Joe Paterno that stood outside Beaver Stadium.
The statue was removed in 2012 after former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted of child sexual abuse and an investigation accused former officials, including Paterno, of covering up complaints about Sandusky.
The players — including several who played in the 1950s — sent a letter Tuesday to the board of trustees and President Eric Barron calling for the state's return. The players also want an apology to Paterno's wife, Sue, and the restoration of the wall that stood behind the statue.
A university spokesman says there will be "a time and a place" to acknowledge Paterno's legacy.