Jon Sandusky, the son of Jerry Sandusky and an assistant to Cleveland Browns GM Tom Heckert, is taking a leave of absence days after his father was accused of a number of acts of child sexual abuse.
Sandusky played safety for Penn State from 1996-99 during the time the alleged incidents involving his father occurred. After graduating with a degree in exercise science, Sandusky spent a year as a coaching intern for the Nittany Lions in 2000.
It must be awful for Jon Sandusky to suspect that his father was using Penn State facilities to do awful things to children while the younger Sandusky was still a player there. Jon Sandusky is apparently “just completely devastated” by the news.
Jon Sandusky was not available for comment and hopes his privacy will be respected, a Browns spokesman said. Jon Sandusky is in his second year with the Browns after spending nine seasons on the personnel staff of the Philadelphia Eagles.
When asked if he has had a chance to talk to Jon Sandusky, Shurmur declined to comment.
“That’s a totally personal deal,” Shurmur said. “I don’t know the details of any of that. I’m going to sit that one out.”