Penn State President Rodney Erickson is vowing cooperation with further investigations in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal but also says decisions about the future "will take time."
Erickson says in a message to students, faculty and staff Monday that the eight months since Sandusky was charged have been "heart-wrenching and difficult." He says, "We can never again allow this to happen."
But Erickson says many of the decisions to be made "involve individuals and practices deeply woven into the fabric of our community." He says such decisions "are not without consequences and must not be done without careful thought."
The university has received pressure to remove a statue of Joe Paterno following a report that found the late coach helped cover up allegations against Sandusky. Some have suggested sanctions against the football program.