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Greg Schiano denies being aware of Jerry Sandusky child abuse while at Penn State

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Additional documents that were unsealed by a Philadelphia court include testimony showing that multiple coaches at Penn State knew about sexual abuses from former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky earlier than 1998.

In addition to former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno and former Penn State and current UCLA assistant Tom Bradley, former Penn State assistant and current Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano is also named.

The testimony came from former Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary, a key figure in the Sandusky trial. The specific documents can be found here:

In McQueary’s testimony, he indicated that he had discussed witnessing Sandusky abusing a victim. Per the testimony:

"[Bradley] said he knew of some things... He said another assistant coach had come to him in the early '90s about a very similar situation to mine, and he said that he had -- someone had to come to him as far back as the early '80s about Jerry doing something with a boy."

That other assistant coach was identified later in the testimony as Greg Schiano. Schiano was a graduate assistant at Penn State in 1990, and coached defensive backs from 1991-1995.

When asked if Bradley provided any additional details on what Schiano had told him, McQueary’s testimony stated:

"No, only that he had -- I can't remember if it was one night or one morning, but that Greg had come into his office white as a ghost and said he just saw Jerry doing something to a boy in the shower. And that's it. That's all he ever told me."

The testimony does not specify if Bradley or Schiano reported the incidents to the police, or to anyone else.


UPDATE, 1:58 p.m.: Greg Schiano denies McQueary’s testimony telling ESPN’s Adam Schefter that he did not witness any abuse while he coached at Penn State:

UPDATE, 4:23 p.m.: Schiano also tweeted the following from his personal account: