Todd Maisel/New York Daily NewsA lawsuit claims that former Poly Prep football coach Phil Foglietta (below),
now deceased, sexually abused children and the school has covered up
his actions for over four decades.
Kevin Mulhearn, the Orangeburg, N.Y., lawyer who played football for Foglietta and who is representing Hiltbrand and the other plaintiffs, says there are disturbing parallels between Poly Prep and the sex-abuse scandals that have rocked Penn State and Syracuse University. One plaintiff, identified in the complaint as John Doe II, even says longtime Poly Prep athletic director Harlow Parker, who died two years ago, saw Foglietta abusing him in a shower and simply walked away without stopping the assault — just as a grand jury report describes Nittany Lions receivers coach Mike McQueary failing to act when he witnessed longtime defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky allegedly raping a boy in the showers of a Penn State locker room.