McVey: No comment on Saccoccia until trial ends

From staff reports

STEUBENVILLE – Superintendent of Steubenville City Schools Michael McVey Friday responded to evidence presented on Thursday that suggested Steubenville football coach Reno Saccoccia would let the players involved in the Steubenville rape trial off lightly.

The coach “took care of it,” one of the defendants said in a text message introduced Thursday by prosecutors.

“Like he was joking about it so I’m not worried,” the defendant said in another text.

McVey told The Associated Press that the district will wait until after the trial to comment. “We’ll get everything down that comes out of trial, look at it and go from there,” he said.

McVey said it’s possible Saccoccia could testify at the trial since he was interviewed earlier by state investigators, who also spoke to other football coaches and McVey himself.