White House: If true, Penn State abuse outrageous
Thursday, November 10, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Obama's thoughts and prayers are with the victims of alleged child sex-abuse at Penn State University.
Presidential press secretary Jay Carney says the White House won't get into the details of the decision by the school to fire football coach Joe Paterno and force the resignation of the school's president.
Carney was asked at his daily briefing if he thought Paterno deserved to be fired.
Carney said that if the allegations involving a former assistant coach are true, then "what happened is outrageous."