Texas police open inquiry into ex-Penn State coach

Texas police open inquiry into ex-Penn State coach

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This Dec. 28, 1999 photo shows Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky reaching out to defensive back Brandon Scott (45) as he is carried by players including Jason Wallace (88) after they defeated Texas A&M in the Alamo Bowl, in San Antonio, Tex. Investigators on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 encouraged anyone who would accuse Sandusky of sexual assault to step forward and talk to police. Sandusky was arrested Saturday on charges that he preyed on boys he met through The Second Mile, a charity he founded for at-risk youths.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Associated Press

Posted on November 10, 2011 at 10:41 PM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Penn State's trip to the Alamo Bowl in 1999 has attracted the interest of Texas authorities amid allegations of child sex abuse involving a former assistant coach.

San Antonio police Sgt. Chris Benavides said Thursday his department is "looking into the possibility that an offense may have happened" while the football team was in town.

Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky faces child sex abuse charges in Pennsylvania. A grand jury report says Sandusky took one boy he allegedly molested to the game and threatened to send him home when the victim resisted his advances.

The Alamo Bowl was Sandusky's last game at Penn State, where he coached for more than 30 years and was once the heir apparent to Joe Paterno. Paterno was fired for failing to do more about an abuse report involving Sandusky.
 

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