Caldwell: 'Zero' knowledge of Sandusky's criminal activity

Josh Katzenstein
The Detroit News
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Allen Park — Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno, a former boss of Lions coach Jim Caldwell, is in the news again this week after court documents claim a boy told Paterno he was sexually molested by Jerry Sandusky in 1976, according to PennLive.com.

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell speaks with media during a press conference before the first day of rookie minicamp in Allen Park.


Sandusky, an assistant coach for the Nittany Lions from 1969-99, was found guilty in 2012 on 45 counts related to his years of sexual abuse of minors. Allen Park — Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno, a former boss of Lions coach Jim Caldwell, is in the news again this week after court documents claim a boy told Paterno he was sexually molested by Jerry Sandusky in 1976, according to PennLive.com.

Caldwell worked with Sandusky and Paterno at Penn State from 1986-92, and Paterno, who died in 2012, was one of his early mentors.

Before the Lions started their rookie minicamp on Friday, Caldwell was asked how much he was aware of Sandusky’s criminal activity while he was with the Nittany Lions.

“Zero,” Caldwell said.

Caldwell went on to say he knew nothing about Sandusky’s crimes until news of them broke in 2011.

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