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Obama: Removing Paterno Statue “The Right Decision”

Obama weighs in on this morning’s removal of the statue of Penn State’s former football coach.

Christopher Weddle / AP

President Barack Obama endorsed the decision of Penn State’s president to order the removal of the statue of former football coach Joe Paterno this morning following the release of the Freeh Report child abuse investigation.

According to the pool report from Air Force One, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said he spoke to Obama about the removal and that Obama said “it was the right decision.”

The report found that Paterno, along with other Penn State administrators, covered up accusations of child abuse by former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.

Paterno died earlier this year.

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