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Son of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrested in Fargo on suspicion of DUI

FARGO – Fargo police arrested and booked the son of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky Tuesday morning on suspicion of drunken driving.

Fargo police Lt. Joel Vettel said an officer spotted Jon Sandusky, 36, of Strongsville, Ohio, making an illegal turn at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and North University Drive about 1:50 a.m.

Jon Sandusky

The officer pulled Sandusky over and determined after administering field sobriety tests that he was driving under the influence.

Sandusky, director of player personnel for the Cleveland Browns, did not say where he had been before he was pulled over, other than that he had been coming from “just down the road,” Vettel said.

Sandusky was booked into the Cass County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence. Jail staff said he posted bail later Tuesday.

A man with a Cleveland Browns coat was seen leaving the NDSU football team room Tuesday afternoon.

Professional scouts have been a common sight at Bison football over the past couple of years following their success as the two-time FCS champions.

Jerry Sandusky, 69, was convicted in June 2012 of 45 counts of child sexual abuse, including violent attacks on boys inside school facilities. He is serving a 30- to 60-year prison term and maintains he was wrongfully convicted.

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