News

Penn State has no records on new Paterno claim

Written by The Associated Press | May 7, 2016 7:59 AM

jerry_sandusky_10.jpg

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

(Philadelphia) -- Penn State says it doesn't have records from 40 years ago to help evaluate a claim former football coach Joe Paterno was told by a boy in 1976 that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky molested him.

The university says in a statement issued Friday, a claim attributed to an insurance company in a coverage dispute with it amounts to allegations that aren't established facts.

A Philadelphia judge's ruling this week says the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association Insurance Co. also claims there's evidence one assistant coach saw "inappropriate contact" between Sandusky and a child at the university in 1987 and a second assistant "reportedly witnessed sexual contact" between Sandusky and a child a year later.

Sandusky's lawyer says he talked to him about the reports and he denies those incidents occurred.

Published in News

Tagged under , ,

back to top

Give Now

Estate Planning

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »

Smart Talk

National Edward R. Murrow Awards

DuPont Columbia Awards

Support Local Journalism

Latest News from NPR

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »