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Joe Paterno Press Conference Cancelled, Will Not Be Rescheduled, According To Penn State Statement

Penn State cancelled football head coach Joe Paterno's weekly press conference with reporters Tuesday, three days after former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was arrested and scandal surrounded the program, and the press conference will not be rescheduled.

The cancellation announcement took place less than an hour before the press conference was scheduled to begin at 12:20 p.m. ET, when Penn State spokesman Jeff Nelson handed a short statement to the media members waiting for the press conference to begin.

"Due to the on-going legal circumstances surrounding the recent allegations and charges, we have determined that today's press conference cannot be held and will not be rescheduled," the statement read.

Paterno's son, Scott, said his father was disappointed by the cancellation and wanted to address the Sandusky investigation.

"Scott Paterno says his father was disappointed and was prepared to take questions about the scandal as well as Nebraska," tweeted Associated Press reporter Dan Gelston.

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