Report: one of two new alleged victims of Sandusky was a family member



Yesterday, the Patriot News reported that two new cases of alleged sexual abuse by former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky were being opened by Children and Youth Services of Pennsylvania.

Today, it’s been revealed by Sandusky’s lawyer Joe Amendola that one of those two cases came from allegations made by a member of Sandusky’s family. Both new cases involve individuals who are still under the age of 18 and were reported within the past 60 days.

The investigation of these cases are still in their early stages.

The assault with the family member allegedly occurred before Sandusky’s arrest earlier this month, but was not brought to the attention of authorities until after Sandusky was indicted on Nov. 4 with 40 counts of sex crimes against children.

If the allegations are true, the two new cases would be the first to involve victims who are still children; the other alleged victims who have come forward up to this point have been adults, even though the allegations of the sex crimes took place when they were children.


Former Navy coach Niumatalolo joins UCLA staff

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LOS ANGELES – Former Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo is joining UCLA’s coaching staff as director of leadership.

The school said in an announcement Friday that Niumatalolo will serve as an advisor to the Bruins’ football staff and players.

Niumatalolo led Navy for 15 years and was the winningest coach in school history at 109-83. The Midshipmen, however, finished with losing records the past three seasons, including 4-8 the past two.

Navy played in 10 bowl games under Niumatalolo. He also was the only coach to win his first eight games in the storied Army-Navy rivalry.

Troy, Jon Sumrall agree to new 4-year contract through 2026

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TROY, Ala. ⁠— Jon Sumrall agreed to a new four-year contract as Troy’s coach after leading the Trojans to a Sun Belt Conference championship and national ranking in his debut season.

The school announced the deal, which runs through 2026, but didn’t release details.

The Trojans went 12-2 and won their final 11 games, second only to national champion Georgia, including the league championship game and the Cure Bowl against UTSA. For the first time, they finished a season ranked, ending up 19th in The Associated Press Top 25.

“When we appointed Coach Sumrall in December 2021, we challenged him to return Troy football to the top of the Sun Belt Conference,” Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. said. “It didn’t take long, as the 2022 season was the best in our FBS history.”

Troy held all 14 of its opponents to under their season average in scoring, beating UTSA 18-12. The Trojans beat Coastal Carolina 45-26 in the Sun Belt title game.

“Last year was an amazing accomplishment for everyone associated with Troy football and was the product of relentless effort from our players and staff, athletic administration and university leaders,” Sumrall said.