Scott Paterno, son of Penn St. Nittany Lions football coach Joe Paterno and a lawyer, helped his father write the statement released Sunday night regarding former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, who's been charged with dozens of counts of child sexual abuse.
In the statement, Paterno insisted he followed the letter of the law in relaying a vague claim against Sandusky to his superior, athletic director Tim Curley. That much is true, according to Pennsylvania law enforcement, though the law doesn't really cover everything here.
"When he read the presentment and called me, he could barely speak," Scott Paterno said.
"It was like a punch in the gut."
Yeah, that's how we all felt. More to come, probably for a very long time.
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