Joe Paterno Emerges, Speaks To Media Outside Family Home
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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (CBS) – Joe Paterno emerged from his home in State College Tuesday afternoon to a barrage of reporters questioning the Penn State’s football coach about the alleged sex abuse scandal.
Paterno, escorted by his son, Scott, said, “Look, I know you guys have a lot of questions and I was hoping I was going to be able to answer them today, but we’ll try to do it as soon as we can. We can’t do it today.”
Scott said nothing has changed.
“There’s been no contact about anything to do with anybody stepping down,” said Scott. “That’s all we really have at this time.”
Scott said there had been no contact with the university other than discussing football.
The Nittany Lion coach with 46 season under his belt appeared hours after his weekly news conference was cancelled by the school amid the scandal surrounding former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky. Two other officials were also charged in connection to the alleged scandal.
Paterno stepped into an awaiting car and left for campus, without speaking another word to the media.
Supporters outside his family home could be heard yelling “We love you, Joe.” Moments later, he arrived on campus and remained silent as he entered the facility.
Although Joe’s fate remains unknown to many, the New York Times reported the school’s Board of Trustees was planning his departure. The paper reports an exact exit date was unknown.
Late Tuesday evening, Paterno addressed the crowd of supporters outside of his home
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