HARRISBURG -- Juniata College confirmed Wednesday that a background check of Jerry Sandusky administered by the school only revealed that Sandusky was the subject of an investigation at another school; Juniata did not know the particulars of the investigation.
That was enough for the school to deny Sandusky an unpaid volunteer coaching position, however.
Sandusky had also failed to mention he was the subject of a child sex abuse investigation at Central Mountain High School in Clinton County.
CBS 21 News first reported last December that Sandusky helped coach the football team at Juniata College in 2010, despite being denied an official coaching position there. Juniata College director of media relations John Wall also told CBS 21 News Sports Director Jason Bristol at that time that Juniata only knew that Sandusky was being investigated; not what Sandusky was under investigation for.
Juniata College has requested the judge overseeing Sandusky's child sex abuse case to throw out a defense subpoena seeking information from "certain documents, records or reports" held by the college. The background check was conducted by a third party company.
Still, Sandusky lawyer Joe Amendola told Judge John Cleland he wants to see the background check because he claims it may contain information that Sandusky allegedly abused a student.