Paterno Son on Coach's Dying Wish

Scott Paterno speaks out following his father's death and Penn State scandal.
1:57 | 01/24/12

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And today an outpouring of the Penn State campus as mourners paid tribute to legendary Penn State football coach Joseph Paterno who ended his career amid questions. About mishandling of an alleged sex abuse scandal -- today. His son joked Jay Paterno spoke to our sister network ESPN talking about. His father's dying wish ABC's Dan Harris has that story. The line of mourners a quarter of a mile long today here at this place that's always considered itself less a state university then a state of mind. And where Joseph Paterno was the -- embodiment of the motto success with honor. Today his son said Paterno is dying wishes all centered around -- to his wife of fifty years. In the last couple weeks since she's been nothing but love and her caring for him to treatments of my dad costly saying -- take care your mother. His son said Paterno also spoke frequently about the alleged victims of sexual abuse saying he hoped they found justice. Conspicuous among the mourners today the unmistakable red hair. Of assistant coach Mike McCrary who says he told Paterno. Abusing a boy in the shower. Paterno told campus officials but not police. He conceded he should have done more and the university trustees agreed firing the legendary coach after 61 years of service. Joseph Paterno. There's no longer than -- football this. An angry -- And just a week later Paterno learned he had lung cancer. After he died on Sunday many of his fans and former players say they thought it was not just cancer that killed him. Cancer may have been. What they write on the certificate but to me he died of a broken heart. But today his son denied that saying -- -- was quote completely at peace. Dan Harris ABC news New York.

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