Joe Paterno Press Conference Will Be Held Within 24 Hours To Address Jerry Sandusky Investigation, Says Family

Joe Paterno's family said the Penn State head coach will hold a press conference within the next 24 hours to address allegations stemming from the Jerry Sandusky investigation, according to Ben Jones.

The university cancelled Paterno's regular weekly press conference Tuesday less than an hour before it was supposed to be held at 12:20 p.m. ET. But later Tuesday, as Paterno left his house to coach practice, he told reporters he would like to address their questions.

Paterno said: "I know you guys have a lot of questions. And I was hoping I was going to be able to answer them today." 

Paterno's son, Scott, refuted a New York Times report saying that the school has already begun discussions to dismiss Paterno from the head coaching position he has held for the last 46 years. The Times cited two sources briefed on conversations between top university officials who said the school has decided Paterno will not return next season, and have had preliminary meetings regarding the details of Paterno's departure.

Sandusky was arrested Saturday on charges of sexually abusing eight boys over a 15-year period. A Penn State graduate assistant saw Sandusky allegedly sexually assault a young boy in the team's football locker room showers in 2002, and met with Paterno to tell him the story. Paterno relayed the story to university administrators, but did not report it to police.

-- For developing coverage on the Penn State scandal, visit our StoryStream.

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