Ohio State coach Urban Meyer told the Toledo Blade on Wednesday “there’s no issue as far as I am concerned” following reports assistant coach Greg Schiano knew about potential sexual abuse of young boys by Jerry Sandusky while Schiano and Sandusky were assistants at Penn State.
Schiano’s name became connected to the Sandusky scandal this week when documents were unsealed that included testimony from another PSU assistant who said he was told Schiano had seen Sandusky possibly doing something inappropriate in a shower.
Schiano, in his first year as co-defensive coordinator for the Buckeyes, denied ever witnessing any abuse or having reason to suspect abuse had occurred during his time working under Sandusky and head coach Joe Paterno in State College in the early 1990s.
Speaking after playing in a golf outing in northwest Ohio, Meyer said he was previously aware of the situation and had already talked to Schiano about it.
“I have as much respect for Greg Schiano as I do any person,” Meyer said. “Not just any coach, any person. We had the chat and he told me everything that happened. He stands by his statement and we stand by his statement.”
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