NEW: Joe Paterno to Remain in Brown University Athletic Hall of Fame
Friday, September 14, 2012
“In choosing not to remove Paterno from the list of Brown’s Hall of Fame athletes, the Board of Directors did not intend to diminish the tragic events that occurred at Penn State toward the end of Coach Paterno’s career,” the board said in a statement. “It sought, rather, to acknowledge the recognition of the achievements for which it elected Paterno to the Hall of Fame nearly 35 years ago.”
Earlier this summer, a judge released documents that detailed incidents in which Paterno had clear knowledge of the sexual abuse crimes being committed by his assistant coach of 30 years, Jerry Sandusky. The report suggested that Paterno showed "total disregard for the safety and welfare" of children.
Paterno graduated from Brown in 1950 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame on May 18, 1978.
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