Dan Maduri; Jay Paterno your father was a monster deal with it
The story of how much former legendary Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno knew the about of sexual abuse done by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky remains murky at best. Recently Washington Post, columnist Sally Jenkins wrote a story as did others about a cover up at Penn State about what “Joe Pa,” knew about what was going on within his coaching staff and the convicted sex offender Sandusky.
Jenkins was among the authors who penned columns after depositions were released this week, in which Paterno was alleged to have dismissed abuse claims because he had “a football season to worry about.” Jenkins’ column called for former assistant coaches who were also named in the deposition to come forward publicly with what they know.
Jay Paterno, son of the legendary coach penned his own rebuttal via PennLive, and took exception to Jenkins’ column and the “huge cover-up” she implied in it. He came to the defense of former assistants Tom Bradley, Greg Schiano and others who were named in the deposition and said no evidence of “some vast conspiracy” has ever surfaced through previous investigations.
Of the assistant coaches you accuse, the unsealed documents and information leaked to the Post found no written evidence of knowledge; no memos, e-mails, text messages or letters. Coaches turned over cell phones, e-mail accounts, computers and iPads and what did they find to reveal some vast conspiracy spanning decades? Nothing.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer came to the defense of Schiano, who was alleged to have witnessed Jerry Sandusky sexually abuse a boy during his time on the PSU staff. Both Schiano denied that claim.
“I first heard about it several months ago and we had a long talk,” Meyer told The Toledo Blade. “I’ve known Greg for 20-some years. I have as much respect for Greg Schiano as I do any person — 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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