Brown Reviewing Joe Paterno’s Place in School’s Hall of Fame

Ken Bell


Brown removes Paterno's name from coach job, award

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Brown University has removed Joe Paterno's name from its head football coaching position and a student award and is reviewing whether to remove him from the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame. 

The Ivy League university said on Tuesday that it made the moves following a report that concluded the late football coach was among those who concealed child sex abuse by assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. 

Paterno graduated from Brown in 1950.

The school said Paterno's name has been permanently removed from an award for outstanding male freshman athlete. 

His status in Brown's hall of fame is being reviewed by the hall's board. He was inducted in 1977. 

Brown says the removal of his name from the head coaching chair was made due to issues that predated the Penn State matter.