We joked that we wanted to hear from Scott Paterno again– but not like this. Scott tells the Associated Press that his father has a treatable form of lung cancer.
Scott Paterno issued a brief statement:
"As everyone can appreciate, this is a deeply personal matter for my parents, and we simply ask that his privacy be respected as he proceeds with treatment."
That's it, no additional information at this time. The timing of the announcement is curious, though, as Joe Pa's legacy was recently damaged beyond repair.