New Documents Say Paterno Knew About Sandusky Abuses In 1976

The new documents detail head coach Joe Paterno knew of Sandusky's behavior dating back to 1976 and that assistant coaches through the decades- including now Ohio State assistant Greg Schiano- knew as well. Most significantly, there is extensive evidence that stands in stark contrast to this claim.

A year before his death, the AP reports, Paterno told a grand jury that he first heard allegations that Sandusky was abusing boys in 2001.

"I've known Greg for 20-some years", Meyer told Blade columnist Dave Briggs.

Mark Scolforo of the AP reported in June that Sandusky, who's now serving a 30- to 60-year sentence for 45 counts of child sexual abuse, is being granted hearings in August to determine whether he has a basis to overturn the conviction.

When asked by his lawyer if any of the other coaches would bring young men back and shower with them, Doe 101 said he doesn't believe he ever saw any other coaches randomly showering with children.

"Bradley said he knew of some things", McQueary testified.

A man called John Doe 75 said in a 2014 deposition that in 1987 assistant football coach Joe Sarra walked into a coaches' meeting room and saw Sandusky with his hands down the then-13-year-old boy's shorts.

McQueary was the wide receivers coach at Penn State from 2004 to 2011. Any assertions to the contrary are false.

McQueary asserted in the court record that when he told Bradley about what he had seen in the shower, Bradley did not act surprised.

"I never saw any abuse, nor had reason to suspect any abuse, during my time at Penn State", Schiano told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The man who made the allegations said that the incident occurred in the shower at a football camp in 1976, reports. In fact, consistent with University rules, Joe reported an allegation about Sandusky to administration officials. The records include an opinion from an expert working for the insurance carrier that payments by Penn State to victims seemed very high and could be a result of the school's concern about publicity and desire to get the scandal behind it.

"Any discussion of the documents released today should begin with the recognition that innocent children were hurt, and they and their families remain in the prayers of the Tarman family, which has deep roots in State College and central Pennsylvania", said attorney Laurel Brandstetter. Penn State has had to dole out over $60 million to settle the dozens of civil claims stemming from Sandusky's actions during that time period. "I think all those questions have been answered years ago", he said. "Some individuals deny the claims, and others are unable to defend themselves".

FILE - In this December 28, 1999 photo shows Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky being carried by players Rick Bolinsky (92), center left, and Jason Wallace (88) after they defeated Texas A&M in the Alamo Bowl, in San Antonio, Tex.

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