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Schiano saw Sandusky ‘doing something to a boy in the shower’ in the ’90s, asst. coach says

And Joe Paterno was told by a teen boy in 1976 that Sandusky had molested him in the shower, court documents say.

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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 1999, file photo, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, right, poses with his defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, during the college football team's media day in State College, Pa. Newly released court documents provided new details Tuesday, July 12, 2016, on allegations that Paterno was told in 1976 about a sex abuse accusation against Sandusky, and that some of Paterno’s assistants witnessed improper contact between Sandusky and children in the 1980s. Sandusky, who was arrested in 2011, is serving 30 to 60 years in prison on a 45-count child molestation conviction. (AP Photo/Paul Vathis, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 6, 1999, file photo, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, right, poses with Jerry Sandusky, during the college football team's media day in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Paul Vathis, File)
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Documents: Paterno ignored boy’s Sandusky complaint in 1976

Penn State coach Joe Paterno was told by a teen boy in 1976 that former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky had molested him in the shower but responded that he didn't want to hear about it and had "a football season to worry about," according to court documents unsealed Tuesday.

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Jerry Sandusky Sentenced In Major Child Molestation Case
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Sandusky granted hearing in appeal of sex abuse conviction

A Pennsylvania judge is giving former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky three days of hearings in August to develop more information about the claims and arguments he's made in seeking to have his child molestation conviction overturned.

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Visitors gather around the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno stands outside Beaver Stadium July 21, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
Visitors gather around the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno stands outside Beaver Stadium July 21, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
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Media outlets ask judge to unseal Sandusky insurance records

Media groups have asked a Philadelphia judge to unseal insurance documents that could address whether Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was told in the mid-1970s that his assistant was molesting boys.

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BELLEFONTE, PA - OCTOBER 09: Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky walks into the Centre County Courthouse before being sentenced in his child sex abuse case on October 9, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. Sandusky faces more than 350 years in prison for his conviction in June on 45 counts of child sexual abuse, including while he was the defensive coordinator for the Penn State college football team. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Jerry Sandusky walks into the Centre County Courthouse before being sentenced in his child sex abuse case on October 9, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Prosecutor: Claim that coaches saw Sandusky abuse unreliable

Prosecutors are dismissing as unreliable allegations that two assistant coaches at Penn State witnessed Jerry Sandusky having inappropriate or sexual contact with children in the late 1980s, more than two decades before his arrest and conviction as a serial child abuser.

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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2005, file photo, Penn State head coach Joe Paterno, center, is congratulated by fans as he runs off the field after upseting Ohio State, 17-10, in State College, Pa. Joe Paterno's son said Friday, May 6, 2016, that an allegation made by insurers that a boy told the longtime Penn State University football coach in 1976 that he had been molested by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is "bunk." In a tweet , Scott Paterno wrote that "it would be great if everyone waited to see the substance of the allegation before they assume it's true. Because it's not." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2005, file photo, Penn State head coach Joe Paterno, center, is congratulated by fans as he runs off the field after upseting Ohio State, 17-10, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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Judge’s order reopens questions about what Paterno knew when

A new legal document that claims a boy told Joe Paterno in 1976 that Jerry Sandusky had molested him has dropped like a bombshell and reignited debate about what the Penn State coach knew about his longtime assistant decades before his arrest.

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Donald Trump speaks to an audience at a rally at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh
Donald Trump speaks to an audience at a rally at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
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Trump baffles with question about former Penn State coach

Donald Trump was showing off his knowledge of all things Pennsylvania during a Pittsburgh rally Wednesday night when he asked a baffling question - about Penn State's famed football coach.

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UNIVERSITY PARK, PA - NOVEMBER 08: Penn State University head football coach Joe Paterno leaves the team's football building on November 8, 2011 in University Park, Pennsylvania. Amid allegations that former assistant Jerry Sandusky was involved with child sex abuse, Paterno's weekly news conference was canceled about an hour before it was scheduled to occur. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Penn State University head football coach Joe Paterno leaves the team's football building on November 8, 2011 in University Park, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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NCAA seeks background of Paterno critique of Penn St. report

The estate of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno should have to turn over background details on a 2013 "critique" produced for his family in response to a university-commissioned report that criticized his handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal, college sports' governing body argued Friday.

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Joe Paterno in 1988
Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in 1988 (Rick Stewart, Getty Images)
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Son: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn't informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a child molester because he was unsure whether they were true, Jay Paterno writes in a new book.

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Joe Paterno in 1988
Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in 1988 (Rick Stewart, Getty Images)
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PSU Added as Defendant in Paterno Lawsuit

The family and estate of Joe Paterno and others suing the NCAA over the penalties levied against Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal added the university as a "nominal defendant" in the lawsuit on Wednesday.

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