Ohio State assistant coach Greg Schiano has been linked to the Jerry Sandusky sexual assault scandal at Penn State.
A former Penn State assistant coach testified last year he was told Schiano had witnessed Sandusky “doing something to a boy in the shower” when Schiano was an assistant coach at Penn State in the early 1990s, according to the Associated Press.
The quote, part of testimony in a lawsuit between Penn State and an insurer over reimbursement for settlements the university paid to alleged sexual assault victims of Sandusky, came from Mike McQueary, who said he was told of the incident by Tom Bradley. The testimony was part of documents unsealed today.
McQueary and Bradley are both former Penn State players who later coached at PSU for head coach Joe Paterno. Bradley worked at his alma mater from 1979-2011 while Schiano and McQueary were Nittany Lions assistants from 1990-95 and 2004-11, respectively.
Schiano later became head coach at Rutgers before moving on to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL.
He joined Urban Meyer’s Ohio State staff as co-defensive coordinator this past winter.
A university spokesman did not have a comment from Schiano or Ohio State when contacted by Cox Ohio Media Group, but Schiano later issued a response on Twitter.
Bradley also denied the claims via a statement his representation issued to multiple news outlets.
Sandusky was a longtime Paterno assistant at Penn State. In 2012, he was found guilty on 45 counts of sexual abuse against children and is currently in prison.
Paterno was fired in 2011 after questions arose about what he knew about Sandusky’s alleged actions, when he knew about them and what he did with any of that knowledge. He died the following year, but his family has vehemently maintained his innocence in relation to dealing with Sandusky.