Governor Tom Corbett is expected to field questions from reporters about the Penn State sex scandal that has seen the university’s athletic director, president and revered football coach, Joe Paterno, all be dismissed from their respective roles. There is a live stream of the conference available, and the questions are expected to begin any minute now (it’s currently just a few minutes after 5:00 pm local time).
Corbett will field questions about the whole situation now that he’s spent time meeting with the university’s Board of Trustees, who late Wednesday night decided to terminate Paterno’s job as head coach effective immediately. The decision comes in the wake of Paterno’s potential involvement in covering up or not reporting to law enforcement officials, allegations of sex abuse against minors brought against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
The major developments of the story have unfolded, but the story still has people with more questions than answers. Corbett’s press conference which is now beginning as I type this last paragraph, hopefully will provide some of those answers.