I was appalled and hurt by Bobby Bowdens comments concerning Joe Paternos statue.
I am a Penn State graduate and always will be a staunch supporter of Paterno. However, Bowden made an excellent point that the statue will evoke bitter emotions to many of the people who visit the campus. That is because the statue has become a lightning rod for all the events that have surrounded the horrible Sandusky scandal.
Paternos statue must remain on the campus if for no other reason than to remind everyone that even the greatest of the great may not be perfect.
Any decisions Paterno made regarding Sandusky were made with good and honorable intentions, and that will never change.
But the football field is the wrong place for his statue.
The statue should be moved to the library, a place of study and reflection. It disassociates the notion that, at Penn State, football is more important than anything and anybody else. It is a place where people in the future can come and realize that greatness does not always mean perfection. This may not be the legacy that I thought would be associated with the Paterno statue, but perhaps this legacy is even more important.
Dan Dapp Paducah, Ky.