More than 200 former Penn State lettermen ask for
Scores of the most invested former Penn State football playerspetitioned the universityfor the return of theiconic bronze statue of Joe Paterno and memorial at Beaver Stadium.MORE: The petition signed by more than 200 letter-winnersspanning five decades also made a formal Terry Pendleton Jersey
request for the university to i sue an apology to Paterno's widow.Paterno, the winningest coach inNCAA FBShistory,was fired in 2011 after 45 Josh Tomlin Jersey
years asPenn State's coach inthe wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-abuse scandal. Thestatue, along with a memorial backdrop,was removed from campus in July 2012, much to the chagrin oftheNittany Lion faithful and former players.MORE: | We have Freddie Freeman Jersey
been told during the last four-plus years that the board and administration are waiting for the appropriate time to repair the damage Hank Aaron Jersey
they created. Now is the appropriate time. Enough is enough! petition spokesman Brian Masella, a former Penn State tight end and punter, said in a ."Our program has always been one of integrity, honesty, and respect. Under Coach Paterno, we strove for academic excellence and made an ongoing commitment to becoming better men. We deserve to have that Darren O Day Jersey
respect reciprocated by Penn State and its leadership."Notable lettermen to sign the petition includeJaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny and 1973 Heisman winner John Cappelletti.