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Joe Paterno's statue

Cartoonists like visual metaphors, and there’s no bigger representation of everything that’s wrong at Penn State than the bronze statue of Joe Paterno that stands outside of Beaver Stadium.

Critics are calling for the statue to be town down in lieu of a report that clearly shows Paterno helped cover up the actions of his former assistant coach, convicted child rapist Jerry Sandusky.

Here are some cartoons about the statue by a handful of our cartoonists. Think it should be torn down? Comment below or drop us a note on our Facebook page.

Nate Beeler / Columbus Dispatch (click to view more cartoons by Beeler)

Rob Tornoe / Philadelphia Inquirer (click to view more cartoons by Tornoe)

J.D. Crowe / Mobile Press-Register (click to view more cartoons by Crowe)

John Cole / Scranton Times-Tribune (click to view more cartoons by Cole)

Milt Priggee / PoliticalCartoons.com (click to view more cartoons by Priggee)