Unless you have been living under a rock, I am sure you heard about Jerry Sandusky. For those not familiar, basically he has been charged with being a monster. He was molesting children, which is by far one of the worst crimes imaginable. Seriously, read this grand jury report and if he is eventually found guilty, tell me that he does not deserve to be taken out back behind the chemical shed and shot.
Here are a few of my thoughts on the whole situation:
-When I first read the grand jury report, I kept wondering who the graduate assistant was who walked in on Sandusky anally raping a boy. My first thought was why didn’t the kid scream something at Sandusky? Try to stop him. Then I heard that it was Mike McQueary, who when he was a QB at PSU, was listed at 6’4 225 lbs. Obviously, he could have easily grabbed Sandusky and beat the crap out of him.
Instead he ran to Paterno and told him what he saw. After that, he never once thought to follow up and find out if the police were arresting Sandusky? I wonder if this is how he ended up with one of the coaching positions…
-I have thought long and hard about the situations that could lead Joe Paterno into not questioning why Sandusky was never arrested. The only thing I could come up with was that maybe after he told Curley, maybe Curley came back to him and said that the police looked into it and found nothing.
Unfortunately, this does not make sense. If that were the case, why did they say that Sandusky could no longer use the facilities? Joe Paterno should have asked some serious questions at that point. Also, if nothing was found through whatever made up investigation Paterno thought there was, then why not punish McQueary for lying? Remember, I am pointing this out from Joe Paterno’s POV. If he does not see Sandusky punished, he has to figure that nothing was found, right? Well if that were the case, why would he want McQueary on his staff?
-So it seems to me that not only did Curley and Schultz know about it, but so did Joe Paterno and most likely Graham Spanier. After Spanier’s comments, he also needs to step down (or be fired, I am fine with either one).
-What about Paterno? Well, I think he should retire after the season. Why after the season? Well, should the current players be punished because of this situation. The same goes with people saying this should taint Paterno’s legacy. Granted, he will be remembered negatively, but those teams of his should still be remembered for providing us many great memories over the years. Those kids worked hard and won those games, they do not deserve to be remembered as the teams that played for a child molester.
-What about us fans? Remember folks, just because we live and breath Penn State football, does not mean that we support child molesters. That is the same as saying every Catholic is a child molester because of a few bad priests. And for you other college football fans who are absolutely loving this, try to think about how it would feel if this were your favorite team…
-What should Jerry Sandusky do? He should put a gun in his mouth and pull the trigger. He is a monster. If you read the report, you can see that it was not some weird random pervert thing, instead it was all carefully planned, practiced, and executed.
-This will stick with the university forever, but the thing to do is cut ties with everyone and go out and double the amount you might have paid for Urban Meyer. Let him bring respectability back to the program and make them national contenders.
-On a sorta related note, how come it took this long for the Attorney General to start investigating all of this? I wonder if Tom Corbett knew about it when he was AG and did not want to start the investigation until after he was elected governor? Maybe he has a bunch of Penn State alumni campaign donors? Just thinking out loud on this one…