Joe Paterno Fired: What About Victims?

Penn State fires football coach amid sexual abuse scandal.
2:35 | 11/11/11

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There is a request for calm on the campus of Penn State after lawyer -- students erupted in outrage over the firing of Joseph Paterno. They're legendary football coach who by the way was fired over the phone. After 45 years at the Helm the cause that sexual abuse scandal involving a young boys and one of return -- -- top coaches. At the same time the alleged victims were sending word today asking those protesters what about -- ABC's Dan Harris is at the center of the Tug of war. It was an erupted. At this. It's so big and treated like alleged meeting in -- you -- -- this yeah. Police moved in a -- The -- -- it some students expressed discomfort. Yeah. And passing over the. And today on a very somber -- this many expressed change. On this day after we think about what happened Ireland India thought that -- pretty embarrassed. I think everybody is of -- back in -- wake. Of the riot a lawyer advising some of the child sex abuse victims of former defensive coach Jerry sandusky. Says he's worried they could become scapegoats. For Paterno -- firing. The 84 year old now ex coach spent the day at home very sad according to a source. Today Penn State's first new head coach in roughly half a century Tom Bradley met the media. That's very mixed emotion and a heavy heart did. The that this has occurred to them going through this. Tonight one local Paper is reporting this new head coach has been asked by the trustees to keep this man. Coach Mike look -- off the field during Saturday's game for his own safety. The -- is the one who says he witnessed Jerry send -- Sexually abusing a ten year old in the team showers McCrary reported that to Joseph Paterno -- did not physically try to stop the abuse. Tonight the streets near Penn State are calm but the governor of Pennsylvania has just held a press conference basically pleading with students. Not to riot again the next big test will be Saturday the first football game without Joseph Paterno -- said today he will be staying away from the stadium. He doesn't want to be a distraction.

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