Joe Paterno's Son Speaks Out

Jay Paterno says his father hopes to give his side of Penn State sex scandal.
2:35 | 01/09/12

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We turn now to the son of Joseph Paterno speaking out about his father and the Penn State sex scandal. Jay Paterno told -- -- -- of our sister network ESPN. That his father wants to tell his side of the story and that people should wait for all the facts to come out ABC's Jim -- here with much more on this morning's. Morning -- a big weekend for Penn State a new coach announce for the football team the first not name Paterno in five decades. This -- that kind of Joseph is struggling to retain the honor -- -- legacy he built as he undergoes cancer treatments. The legendary Joseph Paterno -- -- said to be fighting for his mind -- the sex scandal involving his longtime assistant coach Jerry send us. And a serious bout of lung -- He's fighting like crazy but it takes them. Energy out of Lincoln does anybody else -- said to me and I did get tired sometimes -- -- a thirty year old -- -- -- his guitar. What Paterno son Jay telling ESPN's Tom and I'll be. His father is chomping at the bit to tell his side of the story. There's nobody. -- -- Penn State -- wouldn't wish if these allegations are true. That they couldn't have seen something. And done something to stop any of -- if you before and -- it happened. Coach Paterno told the grand jury investigating says -- he didn't know the full details of the allegations against his defensive coach. But he did pass the information up the -- Critics say that was not enough to Paterno was fired -- son says that was not fair. It's almost been a runaway train. As it is impacted Joseph Paterno as is impacted Penn State hasn't impacted Penn State football. And Jay Paterno says even today he cannot condemns and pesky before -- I don't believe anything yet I think. It's the responsibility. Of buses as Americans. To wait for due process happen. To let the facts come out until then the 85 year old Joseph Paterno is fighting for his life and his reputation. The -- is provided him something. Where it's a constant fight if fusion -- ridiculous silver lining in this cloud would be that he's lived his life in a way that does honor. Two into the -- his father gave him think about it. And I think about the fact that after 61 years people can try and take that away and and that's probably -- -- patrol -- -- -- -- -- prosecutors have -- Had a coach Paterno cooperated with the investigation his family says the -- is anxious for his role be made public and he hopes speaking out will help restore that legacy. Many are anxious to hear from them our thanks to Tom and -- -- everybody there the essence of that intention thank you.

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