HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — Officials at a Pennsylvania college say retired Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky had contact with its football program last year despite being told he failed a background check when applying to be a volunteer coach.
Juniata College spokesman John Wall says Sandusky consulted for the school's former coach during the 2010 season despite the coach being informed Sandusky couldn't be associated with Juniata's program.
The college says Sandusky applied to volunteer in May 2010 but was turned down after the background check revealed an investigation by a high school where he'd volunteered. Juniata was not told of the nature of the investigation, which ultimately led to child sex abuse charges.
WHP-TV first reported Sandusky's role at Juniata. Unnamed players tell the station that Sandusky was active in the program.