Thursday, November 17, 2011

Penn State scandal

The scandal at Penn State continues to grow. What was Jerry Sandusky doing trying to defend himself on national television? First of all, grown men know enough not to shower with 10 year old boys. Not only do most people recognize this is inappropriate conduct, most adults would be repulsed at this. His explanation that he was just "horsing around" will end up incriminating Sandusky. It reminds me of when Congressman Eric Messa said he liked to have tickle parties with his male staffers, as if this could somehow be interpreted as everyday normal behavior. His explanation was similarly met with awkward silence by most. Also, what was up with the long pause when Sandusky was asked if he was attracted to young boys? If I was Bob Costas, during the pause, I would have said, "that's a yes."

If it's proven that McQueary did in fact go to the police, they are going to have an awful lot of explaining to do, as well. One question I do have is, what took these parents so long to complain to authorities? They are coming out of the woodwork now. Why didn't any of them go to the police right away? If your son was molested, wouldn't you file a police report? Sad, but this probably explains why they were targeted by Sandusky in the first place.

It's interesting how perspective changes everything. If you looked at Sandusky's picture two months ago, he looked like a typical older football coach. Look at it now and he might as well have horns coming out of his head.


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