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Penn State President Rodney Erickson To Make Final Decision On Joe Paterno Statue, According To Report

The murky picture regarding a decision over the fate of the Joe Paterno statue outside of Beaver Stadium was made a bit clearer by a report by Bill Schakner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, who reports that Penn State president Rodney Erickson will have the final say on whether it will remain standing in its current spot or be removed.

A member of the Penn State Board of Trustees told Schakner about a conference call on Thursday night that was mistaken for a vote about the statue's fate.

Anthony Lubrano said a number of trustees including him participated in a conference call Thursday night and were asked by the school's president to offer their opinions by email, over the phone or in person.

He said Mr. Erickson, rather than the board, will make the ultimate call regarding the statute.

On Monday, Penn State announced that they were giving a 7-10 day window for making a final decision on the statue, a period that is rapidly approaching.

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