Letter to the editor | Hold off on the statue

January 27, 2014 

Joel Myers’ proposal for another Joe Paterno statue has me confused.

Let me see if I understand this. Myers was one of those anxious to remove the statue at Beaver Stadium because of Paterno’s alleged involvement in the Sandusky cover-up.

Now Myers apparently doesn’t have a problem with honoring Paterno with a new statue on the other side of campus? What changed? How can Paterno be a scoundrel on one hand yet worthy of high honors a mile away?

I suggest that proposals regarding statues be put on hold until all legal proceedings come to an end. Then and only then should a decision be made on this subject.

It may come to pass that returning the original statue to its home next to Beaver Stadium may be all that is necessary.

Dave Semler, Reedsville

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