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Penn State Cancels Coach Joe Paterno’s Weekly News Conference

Head coach Joe Paterno of  Penn State
Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions. Photographer: Hunter Martin/Getty Images

Penn State University canceled football coach Joe Paterno’s news conference less than an hour before it was scheduled to start amid a child sex-abuse scandal involving a former assistant coach.

It was Paterno’s weekly news conference where he typically discusses the upcoming game, this week against the University of Nebraska. Penn State had told reporters that no questions about the case involving former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky would be allowed.

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