Thursday, November 10, 2011

Penn State sex abuse scandle: the column 6 months ago that turned out to be right

The shocking revelations that former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky had been molesting young boys in a Penn State locker room has turned things upside down for Penn State this week and has ended the career of coach Joe Paterno. But while most were finding out about the coverup for the first time this week, one columnist, radio host Mark Madden, wrote about a possible Penn State sex scandal coverup 6 months ago and it has turned out to be very accurate.

From (dated Apr 4 2011):

Allegations of improper conduct with an underage male first surfaced in 1998, while Sandusky was still employed by Penn State. That incident allegedly occurred in a shower at Penn State's on-campus football facility. No charges were filed.

Best-case scenario: Charges are never brought, and Sandusky walks away with his reputation permanently scarred. The rumors, the jokes, the sideways glances - they won't ever stop. Paterno and Penn State do the great escape.

Unfortunately this turned out to be exactly what did happen. And it's interesting to note the comments written back when the article was written in April:

It just goes to show how hard it is for those trying to get the truth out when sexual abuse takes place. Everyone immediately defends the accused and points fingers at the accuser. We wonder if michael5148 will be renewing his subscription now.

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