Last February, while UCLA was in the process of hiring Tom Bradley, I wrote an article in which I called the hiring of Bradley “too problematic” because there were too many unanswered questions regarding Bradley’s actions or lack thereof with respect to Jerry Sandusky at Penn State.
Today, some of those questions have been answered.
The deposition of former Penn State assistant Mike McQueary related to the civil case was released and it doesn’t look good. His testimony about Tom Bradley begins on page 53 of the deposition.
Here is a portion of the transcript:
Q: Did [Bradley] tell you that he had had information concerning Gerald Sandusky and children?
A: He said he knew of some things.
Q: And did he tell you what he knew of?
Q: What did he tell you?
A: He said another assistant coach had come to him in the early ‘90s about a very similar situation to mine, and he said that he had—someone had come to him as far back as early as the ‘80s about seeing Jerry Sandusky doing something with a boy.
Q: Did he identify who the other coaches were that had given him this information?
A: The one in the early ‘90s, yes.
Q: And who was that?
A: Greg Schiano.
Q: Greg Schiano?
Q: And did he give you any details about what Coach Schiano had reported to him?
A: No, only that he had—I can’t remember if it was one night or one morning, but that Greg had come into his office white as a ghost and said he just say Jerry doing something to a boy in the shower. And that’s it. That’s all he ever told me.
Q: Did he tell you what, if anything, he had done about that?
A: No, he didn’t share with me.
Since he’s been at UCLA, Tom Bradley has consistently refused to discuss the Sandusky scandal. While I can understand wanting to put the past behind you, this new information changes things.
The time has come for Tom Bradley to break his silence on the Sandusky issue. It is time for Bradley to stand up and state unequivocally what his version of events were as it relates to the Sandusky scandal.
If he knew what was going on and he did nothing about it, UCLA needs to dismiss him immediately.
Or better yet, he should resign.
And, if Bradley continues to refuse to discuss the Penn State scandal, then UCLA needs to cut all ties to Bradley.