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Joe Paterno Press Conference Cancelled, Penn State Issues Statement On Matter

BEAVER STADIUM -- After over 100 media had gathered outside the south endzone entrance of Beaver Stadium, Penn State sports information director Jeff Nelson announced that coach Joe Paterno's weekly press conference has been canceled. Media members were told the stadium press room would open at 11:00 a.m., but the line was still waiting to get inside at 11:45 when Nelson read the following statement:

"Due to the on-going legal circumstances centered around the recent allegations and charges, we have determined that today's press conference cannot be held and will not be re-scheduled."

That's it.

At the moment, media members remained gathered outside the entrance. Many have dispersed but some remain.

At this time, there are no other scheduled press events related to the sexual abuse charges against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky and the perjury charges against former athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president for business and finance Gary Schultz.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.