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Urban Meyer stands by Greg Schiano after he denies Jerry Sandusky allegations

The Ohio State coach says his long-time friend told him about the situation months ago.

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Tuesday morning, Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano’s name appeared in an unsealed deposition from former Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary, who claimed that Schiano was privy to sexual assault involving former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

Schiano, in a text message to NFL reporter Adam Schefter and from his own Twitter account, denied the allegations, saying that he was unaware of any abuse occurring while he coached at Penn State.

Now, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has weighed in, and he supports his assistant coach.

On Wednesday, The Toledo Blade spoke to Meyer at a golf event, where Meyer reiterated that he was aware of the allegations, and supported Schiano:

The other assistant coach named in the deposition, former Penn State assistant and current UCLA defensive coordinator Tom Bradley, has also denied knowledge of Sandusky’s crimes while at Penn State.