Brown University will NOT REMOVE alumnus Joe Paterno from its Athletic Hall of Fame ... despite the fact he kinda did some horrible stuff.
For the record, Paterno played quarterback at Brown from 1946 to 1949 ... and is not believed to have covered up any child rape scandals during his playing days.
Mr. Paterno was enshrined to the Brown H.O.F. in 1978 ... roughly 25 years before he helped cover up a child rape scandal at Penn State University.
Paterno had no comment on the decision ... because he's dead.
Brown Univ. Will NOT Boot
JoePa from Hall of Fame
9/14/2012 2:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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