Scott Paterno, son of ousted Pennsylvania State University football coach Joe Paterno, released this statement Friday night:
"I have been asked by my father to make a brief statement on his behalf.
"Like everyone who has watched this story unfold, my father is experiencing a range of powerful emotions. He is absolutely distraught over what happened to the children and their families. He also wants very much to speak publicly and answer questions.
"At this stage, however, he has no choice but to be patient and defer to the legal process. He cooperated fully with the grand jury, and he will continue to cooperate with the investigation as we move forward.