Well, Paterno himself said that he was told that Sandusky and the victim were “horsing around”. But denies he was ever told there was sexual activity.
First off, I wish everyone involved would stop using the antiquated and arcane “horsing around” and tell us what that really means.
And, Paterno just retained legal counsel in case ‘horsing around” means “we don’t want to admit what Sandusky’s doing.
Paterno DID say that he was told the contact was sexual. From the Grand Jury Presentment:
“Joseph V. Paterno testified to receiving the graduate assistants report at his home on a Saturday morning. Paterno testified that the graduate assistant was very upset. Patemo called Tim Curley (Curley), Penn State Athletic Director and Patemos immediate superior, to his home the very next day, a Sunday, and reported to him that the graduate assistant had seen Jerry Sandusky in the Lasch Building showers fondling or doing something of a sexual nature to a young boy.”