Dave Robinson Sr. of Akron knew former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky for more than 30 years, when the two were teammates at Penn State in the 1960’s.
Robinson Sr. was a senior and Sandusky was a freshman. When allegations of child sex abuse against Sandusky emerged, and when Sandusky was found guilty on 45 of 48 counts of sexually abusing young boys on campus, Robinson Sr. was at a loss for words.
“I knew Jerry for a long time as a teammate and years later at different golf outings and things like that,” said Robinson Sr.,” who was an All-American his senior year in 1962. He also was named the College Player of the Year by the Newark Athletic Club and the College Lineman of the Year by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association that year. “It hit me like a ton of bricks.”
Sandusky, the former defensive…
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