Daily Mail News – Sports
By ISABEL BALDWIN FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 01:38 EST, 20 November 2023 | UPDATED: 02:09 EST, 20 November 2023
New York Jets legend Joe Namath has been accused of covering up sexual abuse at his football facility, according to a man who claims he was assaulted there.
Philip Lyle Smith, 64, has alleged in a Brooklyn lawsuit that well-known Brooklyn Poly Prep Country Club football coach Philip Foglietta sexually abused him 51 years ago at a Joe Namath Instructional Football Camp.
Foglietta, who died in 1998, sexually abused boys at the top New York private school over a 20-year period. The Brooklyn prep school was accused of covering up the abuse and settled a landmark lawsuit brought by former pupils in 2012.