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Testimony: Greg Schiano knew about Sandusky abuse as Penn State assistant

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Former Bucs head coach and Ohio St. defensive coordinator Greg Schiano knew that Jerry Sandusky was abusing young boys when he witnessed such an act in a shower while he was an assistant at Penn State in the 1990s, according to testimony unsealed by a Philadelphia court Tuesday.

The revelation appears in a deposition by former Penn State assistant Mike McQueary, who was the chief witness in the Sandusky investigation. McQueary said Tom Bradley, then defensive coordinator at Penn State, told him that another coach, Schiano, had come to him with similar information in the early '90's. Schiano worked as a grad assistant for coach Joe Paterno in 1990 and coached defensive backs from '91-'95.

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McQueary testified that Bradley told him Schiano "had come into his office white as a ghost and said he just saw Jerry doing something to a little boy in the shower."

McQueary said the conversation with Bradley occured in 2005 or 2006.

Schiano tweeted out Tuesday afternoon that he "never saw any abuse, nor had reason to suspect any abuse, during my time at Penn State."

More than 30 Sandusky accusers were paid nearly $93 million as part of settlements by Penn St. since 2013. The testimony released Monday claimed Paterno and his assistants knew Sandusky was abusing boys as far back as 1976.

Before his death in 2012, Paterno denied any knowledge of sexual misconduct by Sandusky, one of his top assistants for decades. Paterno's relatives and legions of supporters have continued to attack any such suggestion as unsubstantiated.

Schiano did not respond to a text message from the Times Tuesday.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 4:27pm]

    

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