The “Inspiration” mural that featured a halo-less Joe Paterno has been changed. Michael Pilato, the creator of the mural, also added halos to others that are featured in the mural.
The halo was removed from Paterno in the mural in July 2012, after the Freeh report alleged Paterno was a part of a team of Penn State officials that covered up Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse. Whether you agree with how Paterno handled that entire situation or don’t, this is bound to cause another verbal war between the two sides.
Just so we’re clear, the halo returned to Paterno in the mural despite him waiting an entire weekend, as to not disrupt anyone’s plans, to report sexual abuse.