The Penn State Nittany Lions have had a pretty ugly situation on their hands for the last five years or so, but it seems it has seeped out to other programs across the country. One team that could be affected is UCLA as defensive coordinator Tom Bradley was one of the two former coaches named in a deposition that said they had knowledge of the abuse at the school.
Former Penn State assistant Mike McQueary testified and said that Bradley and Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano both knew of the child abuse going on at Penn State, but wouldn’t speak up about it.
UCLA head coach Jim Mora seems to be on the same side as Ohio State coach Urban Meyer in saying that they are okay with the situation with their assistant coaches.
“I know this about Tom: He is a man of integrity,” Mora told ESPN. “He’s been vetted by a number of different people as well as UCLA — very, very thoroughly. It took us a long time to hire him because our university takes these things very seriously. So we went through the process of vetting his background and his stories and he made a statement and he stands by that statement and I stand by him. I feel comfortable with that.”
Tom Bradley spent 33 seasons as an assitant under Joe Paterno and took over as interim coach once he was fired. Once Bill O’Brien took over for the Nittany Lions, he was not retained and was later hired by UCLA in February of last year.