Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Paterno's son: JoePa wanted to speak

Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is not to blame for today's canceled press conference, according to his son.

Paterno's son: JoePa wanted to speak

Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is not responsible for today's canceled press conference, according to his son.

Scott Paterno said that his father, widely criticized after his weekly media availability was canceled amid national scrutiny over the Jerry Sandusky scandal, did not make the decision to cancel.

"If he had it his way we would be doing the press conference," Scott Paterno said of his father.

Scott Paterno said the Paterno house was called at 11:05 a.m. and told the press conference was canceled.

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A video of Scott Paterno addressing the media outside his parents' home this afternoon is embedded below:

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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 30 years, covering covering Penn State football, Villanova basketball and other college sports, along with golf and the Penn Relays. This is his seventh season on The Inquirer’s Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976-84.

Joining Joe this season will be Erin McCarthy, an intern for The Inquirer and a junior at Penn State majoring in print and digital journalism. This is Erin's first season on the Penn State football beat. She previously spent two summers as an Inquirer summer intern on the Pennsylvania and South Jersey desks. She is also an editor for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A Delaware County native, Erin graduated from Episcopal Academy.

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