Transcript for Paterno Faces Growing Penn St. Scandal
At this hour titan in the world of sports could be walking off the field for the last time conflicting reports. That legendary football coach Joseph Paterno may be forced out by Penn State because he did not do enough. On a sexual abuse case involving one of his top coaches ABC's Dan Harris is on this story for us tonight. Let him get an embattled Joseph Paterno a -- while leaving today for practice you know you. Quit. His son denying reports that Penn State is already planning Paterno zags have guys -- -- -- that's got to step that I thought to thank the depth. As -- coaching rate of four decades yet in his car cheers. -- caught up in a scandal involving his former defensive coordinator Jerry -- desde. Alleged to have abused eight boys he met through the charity he started for at risk youth. When Paterno was made aware of one alleged incident he reported it to campus authorities but -- the eyes of so many that was not enough. This dizzying day begins with a rare front page editorial in the local Paper. Calling for this to be Paterno his last football season as word spreads that a possible ninth child victim has now stepped forward. At 1138 coach Paterno its first news conference on the scandal is abruptly cancel we have determined that today's press conference and not being held. And will not be rescheduled. Doesn't have any responsibility people let them. Actually Joseph Paterno wants to speak according to his son and he's furious thank you meanwhile emotion spilling out everywhere Matt Millen Matt Millen a former Paterno player now and ESPN analyst -- up on the air I get mad. And it's. This is more than a football legacy this is about people. And if we can't protect our kids. We as a society are pathetic. In the midst of all of this we're learning more tonight about one of the alleged victims of Jerry -- -- A fifteen year old boy who set this all in motion by bravely coming forward the boy's mother spoke to local reporters -- again. She's very proud overspend because he would stand up to this giant this football god he stood up. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But back now to Joseph Paterno right now as we speak there is a rally going on in front of his house students who support him meanwhile ABC news has learned. A decision could be made about whether he gets to keep his job within the next 24 to 48 hours things moving very quickly here tonight. --
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