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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.

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 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

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