HARRISBURG -- The NCAA is aware of media reports that accused child molester Jerry Sandusky helped coach the Juniata College football program despite failing a background check, according to CBS 21 News Sports Director Jason Bristol.
"The NCAA is aware of the media reports and will continue to follow the situation to determine if any actions are necessary as it relates to NCAA rules," said Stacey Osburn, the NCAA's Associate Director of Public and Media Relations, Friday in an email.
CBS 21 News first broke the story that Sandusky was actively involved with the Juniata program, despite failing a background check and the school repeatedly telling former head coach Carmen Felus that Sandusky should not be around the team.
Juniata College spokesperson John Wall told Bristol on Monday that senior leadership gave Felus "three distinct orders" that Sandusky was not to be associated with the program. The college says Felus did not follow them, however.
Wall told The Associated Press on Tuesday the school reviewed its communication problems and has taken steps to ensure open lines of communication between coaches and administrators.