HARRISBURG -- Penn State's acting athletic director refuted a newspaper story that he was seen with Jerry Sandusky at a Penn State football game one week prior to Sandusky being arrested.
In an email to CBS 21 News Sports Director Jason Bristol early Thursday morning, Dr. David Joyner said he "was in Mexico" at the time.
Late Wednesday night, Harrisburg's Patriot-News reported a source close to the school’s board of trustees told the paper that Sandusky had been seen in former president Graham Spanier's box with Joyner during Penn State's game against Illinois on Oct. 29, a game in which Joe Paterno earned the 409th victory of his career.
The newspaper later posted a retraction on its website, PennLive.com, stating: An earlier report on PennLive reporting that Jerry Sandusky was seen with now-acting Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner in the president’s box at Beaver Stadium during the Nittany Lions game against Illinois on Oct. 29 was incorrect.
Meanwhile, former Penn State linebacker Brandon Short said on ESPN Wednesday that two sources told him that Sandusky had the watched game from the university president's box, as well.
Sandusky was arrested Nov. 5, prompting the resignation of Spanier and Paterno being relieved of his duties as coach.