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Greg Schiano denies having knowledge of Jerry Sandusky abuse


Greg Schiano has denied having any knowledge of sexual abuse by Jerry Sandusky when the two were working together at Penn State.

Court documents that were unsealed on Tuesday revealed that Mike McQueary, the only former Penn State assistant who has admitted to having knowledge of Sandusky’s abuse against children, testified in court that Tom Bradley, another former assistant who worked under Joe Paterno, told him that Schiano once came into Bradley’s office “white as a ghost and said he just saw Jerry doing something to a boy in the shower.”

Bradley, according to McQueary, did not seem surprised and said he had heard of some things involving Sandusky with young boys in the shower. Bradley is currently a defensive coordinator at UCLA.

Not long after the documents were unsealed, Schiano told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that he never knew of any acts of abuse committed by Sandusky prior to the scandal erupting.

Schiano worked under Paterno from 1990-1995. When asked in 2011 if he had any knowledge of Sandusky’s horrific behavior, he was less convincing.

“Because of the situation being what it is, I’m not even going to get into it,” he said at the time, according to The Star-Ledger. “I’m so far removed. Again, you don’t need people making commentaries on things like this. It’s just a sad thing.”

There’s always going to be questions about who knew and who didn’t. Earlier this year, an insurance company associated with the case claimed a child told Paterno in 1976 that he was sexually abused by Sandusky. The same claim indicated assistant coaches had witnessed inappropriate contact between Sandusky and children in the late 1980s.

H/T The Big Lead


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