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Sales tonight in the -- states sexual abuse scandal.
More victims reportedly coming forward now accusing former Coach Jerry sandusky of sex abuse after hearings.
At that time professing his innocence on national television send us these interview.
And his denial of the allegations also pushing at least one victim to agree to testify that he was severely.
Sexually assaulted by fan dusty.
Joining me now is Kimberly Jones yankees entertainment and sports and -- -- reporter.
Penn State graduate.
Who has been covering this story on assignment for the fan WFA in 660 and New York great to have you to thank you -- I'll let let's start with you were.
You're on the sidelines of an undergraduate or graduate student at Penn State.
I talked a brand -- earlier this week giant -- offensive -- -- he said in his mind there's no way in the world -- -- could not know.
About what was going on any part of this program because it was his experience -- -- -- somebody mister -- Literally he ran in the program data that what your own -- Well I think that's what you hear from football players in particular that they couldn't get away with anything without -- paternal almost being a step ahead of them.
In fact -- in December of 1997.
98 being the important part of this right -- and -- he beginning of the investigation but a month or so before 98.
Courtesy -- are running back Penn State.
Was accused of and did take clothing from an agent he was suspended from Penn State's ball game.
Joseph Paterno referred to courtesy -- has a con man later and said simply he thought perhaps he had to hire someone to do some quote snooping around -- quote.
He was -- upset that he did not know of the interaction between email file and the agent.
It is beyond the realm of possibility.
That if -- 100 page investigation.
Was launched by the university police of send -- in 98 that Joseph Paterno didn't now.
And it is you watch what is happening at Penn State your -- I'm proud along of venerable institution that is now.
-- is it it could well be mortally wounded here because everyone in.
If the top of officialdom at Penn State.
Is now suspect.
What are your sponsors and Melamed as a reporter who's covered the and the athletes.
Other coaches and the half what extent.
Well first sadness and anger and first and foremost for the victims but I you know so many of us read the 23 page grand jury resentment.
Okay you can't get it out of your head and B you keep going back to those young boys.
And the physical and mental torture they went through and probably are still going through that's first and foremost.
What I would say Val and I understand were on making really big proclamations about -- and I've done the same with my work with my friends -- on the fan and I stand by what I've said right we don't know everything yet.
There's a rumor right now tonight.
Coming out of state college I don't know the veracity of it but it is fairly specific it points to some times when Joseph Paterno.
Did follow up and did give that testimony to grand jury.
That's one thing to keep in mind because the Pennsylvania attorney general has exonerated him of any criminal wrongdoing here we don't know everything is my point.
We do know that the president and Joseph Paterno lost their jobs and most people believe it would have been impossible for paternity stay on the sidelines.
And and most people are is they sit through all of the unknowns and if -- -- of vast quantity of unknowns.
It certainly many of them as a result.
Of the refusal by the athletic director of the president of the school but Joseph Paterno himself.
To be straight forward open and transparent here.
-- talked about these victims of these young ports.
The university's not reached out to.
There's no one who seems apparently -- taking a leadership role embracing those victims trying to make it right.
Do you believe that the people you know who run that university.
The mortal threat posed to that university not just the football program.
The university -- so.
I think they might now -- I don't think they did previously first -- -- Penn State does not have a great deal transparency.
To it's football program a lot of big programs don't.
And that I do think helped Foster this environment where this could be pushed -- -- heads in the sand cover up.
Perhaps -- cover up whatever you want to say and you know the men.
That that are accused in particular GOP -- his players some of them still stand by him as a good man the ones I've talked to do say he made obviously.
A terrible mistake and could stay on the sidelines.
To watch Franco Harris demanding the university -- That.
No loyalty a metaphor for perhaps all the did go wrong at Penn State that is confuse loyalties.
It is great -- you to spend part of your time -- this we appreciate your insight thanks so much can we thank you --
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