A decision on whether to remove a statue of late football coach Joe Paterno will be made in seven to 10 days, a Penn State representative said amid calls for it to be taken down in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal.

A decision on whether to remove a statue of late football coach Joe Paterno will be made in seven to 10 days, a Penn State representative said amid calls for it to be taken down in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal.

The university's board of trustees will decide in that time whether the statue will be taken down from outside Beaver Stadium, trustee David La Torre said in an email.

Critics have increased calls for the 7-foot statue to be removed following the release last Thursday of a report that criticized Paterno for his role in protecting Sandusky, a former assistant coach who was convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years.

• The University of Miami kicked senior safety Ray-Ray Armstrong off the team and said it would give him a full release should he decide to transfer.

Armstrong was suspended for four games at the start of last season because he broke NCAA rules by accepting gifts from a former booster. He missed another game later in the season while the school checked if other violations were committed when Armstrong had dinner with a friend who works in a public-relations firm that handles professional athletes.

Miami will allow Armstrong to remain on scholarship at the school, if he desires.

• Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller was among 34 players named to the watch list for the Davey O'Brien Award, which goes to the nation's top quarterback. The 16 semifinalists will be named on Oct. 22 and three finalists on Nov. 19. The winner will be announced on Dec. 6.