Possibility of a Board of Trustees meeting tonight at PSU. Still trying to confirm.
They'll surely be discussing futures of Paterno and possibly Spanier.
I'll be on "SportsCenter" at 3:30 p.m., on "TMZ Live" at 4:40 and on CNN Headline News at 7 talking about the scandal. And of course, I'll be hosting my show on ESPN Radio 1430 and 1450 from 4-6.
Joe Paterno briefly met the media outside his house today. Check link above or to the right.
Been crazy today, as you can expect.
Penn State made a terrible decision canceling Joe Paterno's press conference. That was an opportunity for him to set the record straight on some key issues.
Now, I'm seeing there's a possibility JoePa might meet the media today in a press conference set up by his son, Scott. We'll see if that indeed comes to fruition.
Paterno apparently wants to talk, but it seems like the school doesn't want him to say anything and potentially hurt an ongoing legal investigation. That gives the impression that sides are clearly being drawn here.
Paterno doesn't want this scandal to taint his legendary career, and if he feels like others above him botched things, then he might feel compelled to come out and say that.
Depending on what he says, it could put others at the university in a very bad spot.
I will be on Colin Cowherd's show on ESPN Radio at 10:15 a.m. I was on "Mike & Mike in the Morning" earlier today, and they've been running my clips throughout the show.
Believe me, I would much, much rather be talking about football and the Nebraska game and whether Penn State is a contender or pretender in the Big Ten instead of all this sickening mess. It's a shame that these opportunities only come to local media on bad stories, and I wish it wasn't like that.
This is all just so sad and disgusting, and there are many Penn State officials who should not and probably will not keep their jobs through all this mess, including Joe Paterno.
The worst thing Joe Paterno can do today is totally avoid the issue at hand and refuse to address the scandal that has rocked his beloved university.
Paterno will meet the media at 12:30 for his regular Tuesday press conference, and everyone is anxiously awaiting how much, if at all, he will address the ongoing scandal.
He owes everyone answers, and he will look foolish if he tries to avoid tough questions about the scandal from what is sure to be an enormous national media turnout.
If JoePa chooses to stiff-arm the media and talk only about Saturday's game against Nebraska -- as a Penn State press release Monday night suggested -- it would be a terrible PR blunder that would bring down even more pressure on the coach and the school.
Paterno is getting skewered by the national media for failing to do anywhere near enough when presented with very troubling information about the alleged shower incident in 2002. He turned it over to his superiors, then apparently washed his hands of it and didn't bother seeing the whole mess through.
Paterno might be safe legally, but morally, his actions -- or inactions -- in seeing things through and making sure justice would be served are inexcusable.
He should have done much, much more, and he needs to say that today.
He needs to own up to the situation and admit that he did not handle the matter the best way possible and that he should have stayed on top of it after passing it along to AD Tim Curley.
He could have called the police or child services himself, and that's something else he should say today but probably won't.
He also should have barred Jerry Sandusky from the Penn State campus, which unbelievably no one even bothered to do until last week.
Last week! That's pathetic.
This will be the toughest day professionally of Joe Paterno's career, and he might be able to make things a little easier on himself by showing remorse and admitting he should have handled things much differently.