Jerry Sandusky, who served on Paterno's coaching staff for 30 years until his retirement in 1999, was arrested in 2011 and convicted in 2012 for sexually abusing 10 boys in 15 years.
The line in question states that one of Penn State's insurers has claimed "in 1976, a child allegedly reported to PSU's Head Coach Joseph Paterno that he (the child) was sexually molested by Sandusky". He told police that in 2001 when he told Paterno he witnessed Sandusky abusing a child in the Penn State locker room, Paterno said he had heard a similar complaint once before. According to the report, when McQueary recounted what he had seen, Paterno acknowledged it "was the second complaint of this nature he had received".
According to the police report, McQueary's account was that "Paterno, upon hearing the news, sat back in his chair with a dejected look on his face" and that the Hall of Fame coach's "eyes appeared to well up with tears".
However, court documents show concerns about Sandusky were raised both by assistant coaches in the 1980s and even earlier in the 1970s by two unidentified men.
Attorneys for the Paterno family did not respond to CNN's requests for comment. He died on January 22, 2012 from complications from lung cancer.
In addition to McQueary reporting that Paterno mentioned it not being the first time he knew about Sandusky, Paterno reportedly told McQueary that Paterno's wife Sue was told by Sandusky's wife Dottie that "Jerry Jerry doesn't like girls".
That contradicts Paterno's and his family's vehement denial-and Paterno's sworn testimony-that the coach knew of Sandusky's abuses before McQueary alerted him. You can definitely say with Paterno and argue with McQueary that despite them legally doing the right thing, they could have done more to make sure authorities got to Jerry Sandusky before he could harm any more kids. He was convicted of 45 chargers of sexual abuse in June 2012 and is now serving a minimum of 30 years in prison.