Though Penn State University spokesman David La Torre said a decision will me made next week on what to do with the university’s Joe Paterno statue, sculptor Angelo Di Maria has a different wish.
“I think we should all wait on it. Put a cover on it,” he told the Associated Press. “Let’s see how everyone feels in six months … or a year.”
Some students are camping out to protect the statue, which many want removed after the Freeh report found the legendary football coach was made aware in 1998 of the child sex abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, and that Paterno was part of a decision in 2001 to hide it from authorities.
Paterno died in January, and Sandusky has since been convicted of 45 counts of sex abuse.
Di Maria said he is not aware of the university’s plans for the statue should it be removed.