Just about 24 hours after rumors surfaced indicating Joe Paterno planned to hire a lawyer, his son, Scott, released a statement confirming the family has hired legal representation. In the statement, Scott Paterno said his father would like to speak with the public but can't, and is distraught over what allegedly happened to the children.
The portion of the statement relating the legal representation is below.
On behalf of my father, I have retained Wick Sollers at the law firm of King and Spalding. My father's desire is for the truth to be uncovered and he will work with his lawyers to that end. Going forward, Mr. Sollers has directed my father, our family and everyone associated with us to make no further public statements and to respond to no media inquiries. We will honor this request. Accordingly, all requests for comments or other information should be directed to Mr. Sollers.
The full statement can be found here.