Of course, Sandusky didn’t start in 1998:
Three men have told investigators that Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State defensive coordinator recently convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse, molested them in the 1970s and 1980s, The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pa., has reported, citing sources close to the case.
None of Sandusky’s 10 previously known victims had predated the 1990s, and in his report released Thursday, former FBI director Louis Freeh said his review for Penn State’s board of trustees had not found evidence predating the ’90s.
More power to any victim who comes forward.
But the question should really be, in the face of these new allegations and the aftermath of the NCAA “near death” penalty: how many more McQueary’s and janitors are there?
I can’t believe it was just a couple of PSU janitors, an assistant coach and 4 administrators were all that ever knew about Sandusky.
That’s why I still think single or multi-year suspension plus sanctions were the way to go. We don’t know how many McQueary’s or Janitors thay are.
We do know there are many that have held Joe Paterno up so high they can’t see him any being as low as the fact suggest.
Look at those kids faces when they hear the NCAA penalties. Surprise? Really?
Rick Reilly was part of the faithful (as I was):
What a fool I was.
In 1986, I spent a week in State College, Pa., researching a 10-page Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year piece on Joe Paterno.
It was supposed to be a secret, but one night the phone in my hotel room rang. It was a Penn State professor, calling out of the blue.
“Are you here to take part in hagiography?” he said.
“What’s hagiography?” I asked.
“The study of saints,” he said. “You’re going to be just like the rest, aren’t you? You’re going to make Paterno out to be a saint. You don’t know him. He’ll do anything to win. What you media are doing is dangerous.”[…]
It gets worse. According to Freeh, Spanier, Schultz and Curley were set to call child services on Sandusky in February 2001 until Paterno apparently talked them out of it. Curley wasn’t “comfortable” going to child services after that talk with JoePa.