Legendary Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno, who has been at the school for 46 years, is reportedly on his way out in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal that implicated former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.
Sandusky is accused of sexually abusing eight boys over 15 years.
Authorities have not made Paterno a target of their ongoing investigation, but have criticized the coach and other school officials for not doing enough to try to stop the suspected abuse.
Many are calling for Paterno’s resignation and now, that official call may be coming in as much as a few days to a few weeks.
Paterno was scheduled to hold a press conference today, however a source told the Associated Press:
Penn State's president abruptly canceled Joe Paterno's weekly news conference Tuesday amid increasing calls for both men to resign in the wake of a former assistant coach's sex-abuse scandal and as another potential victim came forward.
According to Michael Tomasky of the DailyBeast:
Sandusky allegedly raped a 10-year-old boy in his anus in the very showers used by the Nittany Lions players.
A boy Sandusky had seduced with promises of things like tickets to games and visits to the mighty Penn State locker room.
A graduate assistant, also a former star quarterback and today still an assistant to Paterno, saw it and went to his father.
His father told him to go not to the police, according to the report, but to Paterno.
Either way, this latest scandal is a black mark for the Penn State program and legendary and beloved coach Joe Paterno, who looks to be on his way out.