After being named in an unsealed deposition claiming that he knew about Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse of children, UCLA football Defensive Coordinator Tom Bradley released a statement that maintains he did not have knowledge of any wrongdoing.
It was a rough day for UCLA football yesterday. Many Bruin fans woke to the news that a Philadelphia court had unsealed documents of a deposition by former Penn State graduate assistant Mike McQueary claiming that both UCLA Defensive Coordinator Tom Bradley and Ohio State Defensive Coordinator Greg Schiano knew about Jerry Sandusky‘s sexual abuse of children as early as the 80s.
So far UCLA, the UCLA Athletic Department, the UCLA Football team or Head Coach Jim Mora have not commented on this .
Bradley released a statement through his lawyer Brett Senior, “At no time did Tom Bradley witness inappropriate behavior. Nor did he have any knowledge of alleged incidents in the 80s and 90s.”
Because of the nature of the subject, it is understandable why representatives at UCLA (other than Bradley’s) would stay quiet at this point, clearly to collect the facts before making a statement. Despite not knowing the truth, this does not look good for the UCLA.
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With Pac-12 Media Day starting tomorrow, Mora is going to have to speak up on the subject. Then again, he may give an initial statement saying he cannot talk about it. Either way, it is going to be an awkward situation when Mora talks to the media on Friday.