Assistant Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted of 45 of 48 child sex abuse charges by the jury in his trial today, ending what had to be the worst scandal in the history of the school that also forced out coaching legend Joe Paterno as well. Joe Paterno recently died of cancer, and was put under investigation for not informing authorities about Sandusky, although it seemed that Paterno informed college officials who might have actually done little to inform authorities about their crime suspicions about Sandusky.
Sandusky’s crimes actually took place at a children’s charity founded by Sandusky, and his defense team attempted to paint the coach as a role model, while the prosecution painted Sandusky as a predatory monster. The jury apparently agreed with the prosecution’s version of things. And a late story about a relative of Sandusky claiming abuse seemed to really seal his fate, at least, among the public.
Needless to say, Sandusky’s bail was immediately revoked after his conviction and he’s now facing more than 440 years in prison, which would make nearly as old as Yoda on release.
Just for this some folks are probably removing their JERRY SANDUSKY FOR PRESIDENT bumper sticks off their cars today. Penn State, the one school where Sandusky tried to major in minors. Old guys who play drop the soap with young boys in the showers aren’t cool at all!