Greg Schiano said he did not see former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually abuse any children while working for the Nittany Lions.
Ohio State's current co-defensive coordinator and associate head coach posted a statement to his Twitter account in response to his name appearing in unsealed court documents Tuesday that he witnessed Sandusky sexually assault a boy.
In response to media reports from earlier today:— 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 said the same thing to ESPN's Adam Schefter, who first reported the news.
In the deposition, McQueary recalled that then-defensive coordinator Tom Bradley spoke of a pair of other Nittany Lion assistants witnessing Sandusky's improper behavior with minors. When asked, McQueary said Bradley told him one of the assistants was Schiano, who served as defensive backs coach at Penn State from 1991-95.
McQueary added that Bradley did not share if anything had been done at that time to stop Sandusky.
Bradley released a statement via his lawyer nearly an hour after Schiano, sharing a similar sentiment as his former colleague.
“At no time did Tom Bradley ever witness any inappropriate behavior. 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.”
Schiano is entering his first season on Urban Meyer's coaching staff, stepping in for the departed Chris Ash. Ash is now the head coach at Rutgers. Schiano was out of coaching in 2014.