11.29.2011

Stagg family may have issues with Paterno scandal

Amos Alonzo Stagg name attached to the Big Ten football championship trophies can be evaluated if Joe Paterno has been found to be "involved" in the scandal grandson Jerry Sandusky as Stagg.

Hardware for the first Big Ten championship game next month - Stagg-Paterno championship trophy - not yet proven. However, Robert Stagg told CBSSports.com Tuesday that the association is concerned about the "proof of income" families are found in the case reached national headlines.

"If he [Paterno] is involved in this, he has resigned," said Stagg, a father of 54 years who worked in sales in Grand Rapids, Michigan "Unfortunately, that may be the case. "

Asked specifically if the "accessories" means do not go to the authorities if Paterno knew a crime was committed, Stagg said: "If you are aware of what's happening, you should alert authorities. You can not leave it to others to warn the authorities. It should be. This is the only thing to do. "

Stagg said Paterno is assumed to be innocent, but followed the situation closely. Sandusky, Paterno former defensive coordinator, was accused of multiple accounts of child abuse. Previous teaching assistant Mike McQueary currently assistant allegedly told in 2002, Paterno watched having sex with young 10-year-old Sandusky lockerroom shower Penn State.

Paterno said in the announcement, Tim Curley, called McQueary and a half weeks later. Sandusky were prohibited from taking the kids to soccer facility, but does not contact the authorities. Paterno has maintained his innocence through his lawyer. Curley and Gary Schultz Penn State finance official was charged with perjury.

"That's disgusting. It's horrible, "said a Stagg, Amos Alonzo Stagg large offspring. "We've learned these things from time to time to document both the Catholic Church or a few individuals. Only when you look at the involvement of the Knights [Sandusky] kind and charitable. I do not understand. "

Stagg did not specify what steps can make a family but said they are monitoring the situation. He said a team of 20 family members will travel to Indianapolis for the Big Ten championship game first on December 3. His father, Amos Alonzo Stagg III, was honored with the game. Stagg III, 84, are the same age as Paterno.

Amos Alonzo Stagg originally was a legendary coach who won 319 games in 57 years. Amos Alonzo Stagg is an innovator observed in both football and basketball. He trained at the University of Chicago for parts of five decades. The University of Chicago in the Big Ten is part of that time.

"Some [family] roots in the state of Pennsylvania," said Robert Stagg. "We were a little cheered by Joep. Still waiting for clarification on this issue. If someone goes out and what kind of let it go, leaving others to deal with, then you can feel very different ...

"We have to wait and see, but if we see more evidence that we are out I am sure we will have many discussions with the Big Ten."

Paterno is in 45 years as head coach at Penn State. Penn State joined the Big Ten in 1992.

"He had a wonderful career and sincerely hope that clears things up," said Stagg.

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