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Published: Wed, July 13, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Records could reveal more of claim boy told Paterno of abuse


Another unsealed court record, another bad accusation against former Penn State coaching legend Joe Paterno.

According to the Associated Press (Warning: graphic content), the documents reported an unnamed accuser, listed as John Doe 150, stated in October 2014 testimony he spoke with "several adults" about being sexually abused by Sandusky in a shower before going to speak with Paterno directly. The other is John Doe 71, who reportedly said he was raped by Sandusky in 1971 and told Joe Paterno over the phone of the assault. ' a lawyer for Penn State's insurance carrier asked the man. 'Specifically, yes, ' the man replied.

Q: Okay. So that's as good as you can remember the details of what he said?
"You're not going to do anything else?'"

The man said he was shocked at how Paterno's dismissed his concern to "focus on the upcoming football season".

Sandusky was convicted in 2012 and was sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in prison, The Washington Post reported.

McQueary has previously said that after he saw Sandusky abusing a boy in the locker room in 2001, he told Paterno.

A statue of Paterno, who died in 2012, has been removed from Beaver Stadium.

Exactly when Paterno knew about Sandusky's abuse of children has been a continuous question since the case first went public.

Among the documents is a September 2015 expert opinion from Raymond Williams, a partner in Northport Financial LLC in Cranford, N.J., which says Penn State should have disclosed to PMA information about Sandusky's "inappropriate sexual contact with minors that it had received over the years".

Sandusky's lawyer and Paterno's family have denied the allegations.

The man is one of 32 victims who received part of a $93 million payout to those who said they were assaulted by former Penn State defensive coordinator Sandusky.

According to UCLA Athletics, Bradley will be releasing a statement later Tuesday.

The insurance company claims Penn State violated contract terms by not reporting earlier alleged incidents of sexual abuse by Sandusky, including incidents that reportedly occurred in the 1970s and 1980s. Schiano was a graduate assistant and defensive backs coach for the Nittany Lions from 1990 to 1995. "Some individuals deny the claims, and others are unable to defend themselves". Most significantly, there is extensive evidence that stands in stark contrast to this claim.

In ignoring the complaints, Doe 150 testified, Paterno said he had a football season to worry about.

"An allegation now about an alleged event 40 years ago, as represented by a single line in a court document regarding an insurance issue, with no corroborating evidence, does not change the facts", Sollers noted, adding, "Joe Paterno did not, at any time, cover up conduct by Jerry Sandusky".

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