Penn State removes Paterno statue

The statue of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was removed Sunday from outside the campus’ stadium, as the governing body of major college sports announced it will soon reveal sanctions for the Nittany Lions.

The 900-pound bronze statue is being stored in a “secure location,” according to a statement from Penn State President Rodney Erickson. The tribute to Paterno had become an object of contention after the child rape scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.