"Today we stand united in announcing that Penn State has commissioned a new Joe Paterno statue that will stand at the entrance to the university instead of outside of Beaver Stadium, showing that this university is about more than just football," said Penn State board of trustees chair Karen Peetz. "Also, instead of being 7-feet tall and bronze, like the original statue, this new one will be 6-foot-5 approximately a half-inch shorter or each of Mr. Sandusky's victims and well, still made of bronze. But a lower quality bronze, depending on current prices in the bronze market.."
Peetz also said a marquee sculptor would not be chosen for the job, "unless one is willing to accept our budget of just $245,000."
Those probably aren't a big seller.
With that as the name of their sports teams, we should have seen this coming.
Is his lunch a twig and berries?
It's great when your wife is the courtroom artist.
And so ends his political career.
Grammar always hurt Penn State in the BCS rankings
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"I can't be Joe Paterno. There was only one Joe," said O'Brien. "But I will do all I can to honor him and I can't tell you how proud I would be to die here in State College 43 years from now of complications from lung cancer. But, again, I'm not Joe. Maybe I'll die sooner."
O'Brien's wife stepped forward then to say that there are possibly other ways her husband could honor Paterno and that she hopes he doesn't die soon and maybe even outlives the legendary Penn State coach, but O'Brien cut her off. "No, honey. You don't know what you're saying. I'm a Penn Stater now."
Former Penn State players who were unhappy with Paterno's dismissal and the hiring of O'Brien say they felt the new coach struck the right chord with his comments.
"It's exactly what I wanted to hear," former Penn State running back Franco Harris said. "Bill O'Brien plans to die."
Born a year later, died two years ago.
"It was important to us that we got this right," said Penn State president Rodney Erickson. "There was intense pressure on us to not hire a disgusting human being, as was there a desire internally to do the same. We are confident our new coach is not a psychopath or pervert in any way."
Longtime head coach Joe Paterno was fired in November in the wake of child sexual abuse charges against his former defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky. The University has been scrambling since then to repair its image and assure fans and the local community that it will try its best to not employ, associate itself closely with, or cover for pedophiles.
A Penn State search committee has been pouring over candidates for weeks and is satisfied the new coach is not loathsome to his very core.
"We don't have another Jerry Sandusky here. I am fairly confident saying that," said acting athletic director David Joyner. "We asked this guy almost every possible way if he was a pervert or if he was attracted to kids. He said no every time. Not once did he pause or clarify his answer or make anyone retch like Sandusky did during his Costas interview. It gave us a good feeling."