STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A company that's towing a banner over Penn State demanding the removal of a Joe Paterno statue has a history of controversy, according to aviation records.

A plane licensed to Air America Aerial Ads of Genoa, Ohio, flew over State College on Wednesday with a banner saying "Take the statue down or we will," according to the Centre Daily Times.

The Federal Aviation Administration grounded a plane from the same company after it towed banners taunting Tiger Woods during the 2010 Masters golf tournament.

A report last week concluded that Paterno helped cover up child sex abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

A man who answered the phone at Air America declined to give his name or identify who paid for the flight, but he says they believe in free speech.

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  1. loycetate on said:

    I am not advocating child abuse but I think that just because Paterno did not “do more” that all he represented should not be destroyed by the actions of ONE. What about the “parents or guardians” of the boys or the “police” that did nothing? Does it mean that all the good the police department did should be discounted like Peterno? I think that it is a shame that the board itself has not been replaced. Now that heads are rolling, the low man on the totem pole is going to be the sacrificial lamb! I have friends that were molested by family members and through intervention identified their molesters years later and “nothing” was done. Too much time elapsed and no recourse while you have others that come out some 10 to 15 years later, what an injustice! The statue of limitations for some last a lifetime but others it is forgotten, what about SLAVERY? OBAMA 2012

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