Penn State Insurer Alleges Joe Paterno Knew Of Abuse In 1976
A court document calls into question Joe Paterno's statement that he didn't know about Jerry Sandusky's abuse.By Grant Suneson | May 5, 2016
Former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno maintained until his death he was unaware of assistant coach Jerry Sandusky's child abuse. But a new court filing casts doubt on that claim.
According to a court decision in a case between Penn State and one of its insurers, the insurance company claimed that "in 1976, a child allegedly reported to PSU's head football coach Joseph Paterno that he (the child) was sexually molested by Sandusky."
The document goes on to say other Penn State staff became aware of the abuse in separate incidents in 1987 and 1988. All those allegations came from victims' depositions that are currently sealed.