is reporting that Joe Paterno's son, Scott Paterno, has issued a statement that the former head coach of Penn State Football has been diagnosed with having lung cancer. Just a little over a week after being fired from his position at Penn State University over the Jerry Sandusky allegations, this is just the latest twist in a series of stories and issues that have been unfolding for nearly two years.
Joe Paterno is 84 years of age, and according the to American Cancer Society
, lung cancer is the second most common form of cancer for both men and women.
In the statement written by Scott Paterno
, but delivered by a family spokesperson, he was quoted as saying, "his doctors are optimistic he will make a full recovery."
The statement went on to read that Paterno was currently under treatment to combat the illness.