Poll shows Pennsylvanians favor restoring Joe Paterno statue

Wednesday February 11th, 2015

A poll by Quinnipiac University shows Pennsylvanians are in favor of restoring Joe Paterno's statue at Penn State, the Associated Press reports.

In the poll of 1,023 residents, 59 percent said they support the statue being restored, while 25 percent said they are against it. 

The results come after last month's settlement that saw the NCAA restore Paterno's 112 wins that were vacated following the Jerry Sandusky scandal. In the poll, respondents also said they supported the settlement which once again made Paterno the winningest coach in NCAA history with 409 victories.

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Last week, Penn State president Eric Barron said a possible decision to restore the statue is not imminent.

Paterno died in January 2012 at the age of 85.

Sandusky is serving up to 60 years in state prison after being convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse in 2012.

- Paul Palladino

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