The Ohio State community was shocked yesterday by an accusation against new defensive coordinator Greg Schiano. The new coach, according to a testimony by former Penn State assistant Mike McQueary, knew about and even witnessed abuse toward young boys by the Nittany Lions former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
Schiano publicly has denied the claims since word reached major media outlets, and today the one-time Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach gained a big name on his side: OSU coach Urban Meyer.
Meyer addressed the issue after playing in the Marathon Classic Buckeye Broadband Pro-Am at Highland Meadows Golf Club. He claimed he has known about the issue for an extended period of time now, but he does not feel things should turn into a controversy.
McQueary’s testimony during a jury hearing lead to the current discussions. Former Penn State assistant coach and defensive coordinator Tom Bradley has also been put under scrutiny by the testimony.
According to McQueary, Schiano spoke to Bradley, saying he had witnessed Sandusky engage in inappropriate acts with a minor.
Schiano has over 20 years of coaching experience, serving as the head coach at Rutgers University from 2001 to 2011, and with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2012 to 2013.
Sandusky is currently serving a 30 to 60 year sentence on 45 counts of child abuse.