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Sign marks one-year anniversary of Joe Paterno statue removal

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 22, 2013 11:10 AM
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(State College) -- A sign reading "We won't forget" has been left at the site where former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's statue once stood in State College. It marks the one-year anniversary of the date it was removed in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

The sign was left today outside Beaver Stadium.

A Penn State spokesman declined comment on the condition or location of the statue. The university has said only that it is in a "secure location."

On July 22, 2012, just before 6 a.m., workers used jackhammers to remove the statue and took it away with a forklift. The statue had become a lightning rod for public opinion amid the sex-abuse scandal.

Paterno died in January 2012.

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