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Jerry Sandusky brick removed from walkway near Penn State

The Jerry Sandusky brick is one of nearly 3,000 along Centennial Walkway in the downtown part of campus.

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Jerry Sandusky sits in a car while leaving the Centre County Courthouse, on December 13 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. (Mark Wilson/AFP/Getty Images)

A brick bearing the name of Jerry Sandusky and his charity has been removed from a walkway near Penn State University.

The brick read  "Jerry Sandusky The Second Mile Founded 1977" and was one of 3,000 bricks in the Centennial Walkway, which winds its way through the downtown part of campus, CNN reported.

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The bricks bear the names of many notable Penn State figures.

Sandusky's brick had largely gone unnoticed until earlier this week, when the owner of a restaurant on the walkway got a call about it from State College Borough Manager Tom Fountaine.

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Pat Daugherty, owner of the Tavern, told the Philadelphia Inquirer he had no idea the brick was in front of his restaurant and agreed with Fountaine that it should be removed.

On Thursday afternoon, several Tavern employees dug the brick out. A plain brick will be put in its place, The Collegian reported.

Sandusky, a former Penn State defensive coordinator, was found guilty on 45 of 48 counts of child sex abuse in June.

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