January 15, 2012 · 0 Comments
Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno says he “didn’t know which way to go” after an assistant coach came to him in 2002 saying he had seen retired defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing a boy.
In his first public comments since being fired two months ago, Paterno told the weather.info/home/index.cfm?city=Washington,%20DC,%20United%20States&latlon=38.89511,-77.03637&u=c”>Washington Post that assistant Mike McQueary “didn’t want to get specific” about details in his 2002 allegation involving Sandusky, who McQueary said was showering with a boy in the Penn State football facility.
The Post reported Saturday that Paterno, 85, was hesitant to make follow-up calls because he didn’t want to be seen as trying to exert influence for or against Sandusky.
“I didn’t know which way to go. … And rather than get in there and make a mistake,” he told the Post before trailing off.
Before McQueary visited him, Paterno said, he had “no inkling” Sandusky might be a child molester.
In a surprise move Saturday, the NCAA Division I board of directors delayed implementation of a $2,000 expense allowance for student athletes, opting instead to ask a working group to make a modified proposal in April. Supporters say the 14-4 vote wasn’t an outright rejection of the philosophy. If a new proposal passes in April, it would go back to the membership for another 60-day period.
College football: Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas said he is going to skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
Obituary: Former Denver Broncos owner Edgar F. Kaiser Jr., who oversaw the trade that brought Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway to Denver, has died at age 69, according to the Kaiser Foundation of Vancouver, British Columbia. The cause of death wasn’t known, and calls to the foundation were not returned.
Soccer: Paul Scholes scored his first goal since ending his short-lived retirement to help Manchester United to a 3-0 Premier League win over Bolton.
Track: Meb Keflezighi, 36, won the U.S. Olympic marathon trial at Houston in a personal-best 2 hours, 9 minutes and 8 seconds to qualify for his third Games. Shalane Flanagan won the women’s competition in an event-record 2:25.38.
Tennis: Australian teen Bernard Tomic beat American Mardy Fish 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 to clinch the title at Kooyong, Australia, a warmup for the upcoming Open.
– Finnish qualifier Jarkko Nieminen won the Sydney International for his second ATP title, beating France’s Julien Benneteau 6-2, 7-5.
By Emma Brown