Former Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley denies witnessing any inappropriate behavior by Jerry Sandusky
Former Penn State defensive coordinator and interim head coach Tom Bradley denied witnessing any wrongdoing by Jerry Sandusky during his time at Penn State.
Bradley released a statement on Tuesday that contradicted an unsealed court testimony from former assistant Mike McQueary. The current UCLA defensive coordinator denied ever seeing or having knowledge of any inappropriate conduct while working at Penn State.
“At no time did Tom Bradley ever witness any inappropriate behavior,” the statement read, according to USA Today’s Paul Myerberg. Nor did he have any knowledge of alleged incidents in the 80’s and 90’s. He has consistently testified as such. Any assertions to the contrary are false. When he became aware of the 2001 incident it had already been reported to the University administration years earlier.”
McQueary’s testimony claimed Bradley told him a story about former Penn State assistant and current Ohio State co-defensive coordinator, Greg Schiano, coming to Bradley after witnessing Sandusky abusing a child in the shower. McQueary claimed Schiano came into Bradley’s office “white as a ghost” after witnessing the inappropriate behavior.
Schiano also denied witnessing such behavior while he was a graduate assistant and defensive backs coach at Penn State from 1990-95.
In response to media reports from earlier today:
I never saw any abuse, nor had reason to suspect any abuse, during my time at Penn State.
— Greg Schiano (@OSUCoachSchiano) July 12, 2016
“I never saw any abuse, nor had reason to suspect any abuse, during my time at Penn State,” Schiano told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
This all comes on the same day that Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas judge Gary Glazer ordered court documents be unsealed that revealed former coach Joe Paterno was made aware of Sandusky’s abusive actions as early as 1976.
The testimony from a victim identified as John Doe 150 in 2014 claims Doe told Paterno he was abused by Sandusky while showering after a football camp as a 14-year-old.
“I don’t want to hear about any of that kind of stuff, I have a football season to worry about,” is what Paterno allegedly said in response, according to the testimony.
Penn State president Eric Barron released a statement Tuesday morning addressing the unsealed documents.
“Penn State’s overriding concern has been, and remains, for the victims of Jerry Sandusky,” the statement read. “While individuals hold different opinions, and may draw different inferences from the testimony about former Penn State employees, speculation by Penn State is not useful. We must be sensitive to all individuals involved, and especially to those who may be victims of child sexual abuse.”