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Joe Paterno Death: Jay Paterno Says Father Hoped For Victims' Justice

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Penn State coach Joe Paterno looks on during football practice, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in State College, Pa. Paterno, who preached success with honor for half a century but whose legend was shattered by a child sex abuse scandal, said Wednesday that he will retire at the end of this season. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Penn State coach Joe Paterno looks on during football practice, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in State College, Pa. Paterno, who preached success with honor for half a century but whose legend was shattered by a child sex abuse scandal, said Wednesday that he will retire at the end of this season. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Joe Paterno's son and former assistant says his father hoped justice would be done for the victims of alleged sex assaults by former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.

Jay Paterno tells NBC's "Today" show his father also wanted to contribute to the future of the university where he coached for 61 years, despite his ouster a little more than two months ago in the wake of child sex charges filed against Sandusky.

The younger Paterno says his father never felt bad for himself or his circumstances right up to his death on Sunday.

Asked about the family's feelings toward Penn State officials who fired their father, Jay Paterno and his sister, Mary Kay told CBS' "This Morning" they welcome all members of the Penn State community to the public events honoring him.

Sandusky maintains his innocence.

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