UPDATE: Penn State Football named in college bribery scheme


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (WTAJ) — WTAJ is continuing to follow the latest developments regarding that reported admissions scandal that has ties to Penn State Football.

According to CBS Sports, a former Pittsburgh area financial planner testified that at the encouragement of an unnamed Penn State assistant,  he paid $10,000 to the father of the Penn State player Aaron Maybin to convince him to stay in school.

Marty blazer says the payment was by check and the transaction happened at the home of the Penn State coach.

The article says that blazer noted this meeting was arranged by a Nittany Lions assistant and made no reference to any other coach. 

The timeline matches Penn State linebacker Aaron Maybin who was drafted that year by the buffalo bills as the 11th pick in the 2009 NFL draft.

Blazer said the prospect’s father did pay him back the $10,000 after he turned pro. 

WTAJ reached out to Penn State Athletics who released this statement:

Penn State has just been made aware of this concerning allegation. The University will thoroughly examine this matter. Until we know more, we can’t comment further.”

This is a developing story and we will update you with more information as it comes in.

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