Jerry Sandusky

Sandusky’s adopted son claims he was abused too


The defense rested its case yesterday and closing arguments were made this morning. Now, the jury will begin deliberating whether former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky is guilty of 48 counts — three more were dropped this morning — related to child-sex abuse.

Now, another allegation has been made public, this time by Sandusky’s own adopted son, Matt Sandusky.

Through his attorney, Andrew Shubin, Matt claims he too was a victim of his adopted father’s sexual abuse. Now 33, Matt told the Patriot-News that he met with prosecutors this week to say he was willing to testify against his adoptive father, of whom he denied any previous abuse.

“This has been an extremely painful experience for Matt and he has asked us to convey his request that the media respect his privacy. There will be no further comment,” Shubin said in a statement.

Matt did not testify during Sandusky’s trial, though alleged Victim 4 told jurors during his testimony that Matt Sandusky was present when Jerry Sandusky began touching him during a shower. He went on to say Matt left when the alleged assault began.

One of Sandusky’s attorneys, Karl Rominger, told reporters “there [are] a lot of questions” regarding Matt’s new allegation, but would not comment further citing a gag order.

Dismissed by ‘Cuse, Ashton Broyld lands at West Georgia

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A little over two months after getting the boot from Syracuse, Ashton Broyld has found himself a new college football home.

Multiple outlets have picked up on the fact that Broyld is now playing for Div. II West Georgia.  Broyld left the Orange listed as a running back, but is playing wide receiver according to the team’s official roster.

There was already a familiar face in the locker room upon Broyld’s arrival as Wayne Williams is playing defensive tackle for the Wolves.  Williams announced in late June that he had decided to transfer out of Scott Shafer‘s ‘Cuse program.

I checked in on them,” Shafer said of his two former players Thursday. “I’m happy to see those guys are still playing football.”

In 2013, Broyld led the team in both receptions (52) and receiving yards (452). Broyld was the Orange’s leading receiver through the first three games last season before a lower-leg injury caused him to miss eight of the last nine games.

In late July, Broyld was dismissed for violating unspecified team rules.

Vols ‘very confident there was no inappropriate conduct’ between Butch Jones, player

KNOXVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 11:  Head coach Butch Jones of the Tennessee Volunteers watches the action during a game against the Chattanooga Mocs at Neyland Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Knoxville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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In the midst of reports that he had a physical altercation with one of his Tennessee players during summer camp this year, Butch Jones labeled the speculation “absolutely ridiculous.”

Apparently, his bosses agree with the head coach.

At a board meeting Thursday, UT-Knoxville chancellor Jimmy Cheek stated that he and athletic director Dave Hart had done their “due diligence” in investigating the accusations that Jones and senior offensive lineman Mack Crowder were involved in some type of physical skirmish during practice this past August.  The end result of interviews with Jones, coaches and players was the conclusion that there was nothing to the reports and message-board rumors.

“There’s been a lot of rumor and misinformation on social media and message boards about an alleged incident during football practice,” Cheek said according to‘s Wes Rucker. “It’s not our practice to respond to rumors, but I thought it was important to let you know that we’ve done our due diligence and Dave Hart and I are very confident there was no inappropriate conduct with any players or coaches.”

Shortly after Cheek spoke at the board meeting, Crowder took to Twitter with a series of missives that speaks around the issue.