Penn State University’s one-time assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was involved with a Pennsylvania charity for troubled children. Just what his ‘involvement’ with The Second Mile was, other than ‘mentoring’ young boys is unknown, as his name does not appear on the website on the Board of Directors or as a member of the Second Mile Honorary Board. The story of Jerry Sandusky’s alleged rape and indecent behavior of and with boys, over a 15-year time span is heartbreaking and stomach churning, but now a “rumor” that he may have been providing (“pimping”) boys to “rich donors” brings tears for these boys, some of them young men today. Just breaking: Cal Ripken, Jr. has asked that his name be removed from the Second Mile Honorary Board.
UPDATE 11-14-11: Sandusky: Innocent of Pedophilia – Guilty of Showering
In April, Pittsburgh radio host Mark Madden wrote a story revealing Penn State for much of the cover-up of Jerry Sandusky‘s alleged child rape that has been exposed in the past week. While it didn’t raise many eyebrows back then, six months later it looks to be incredibly accurate.
On Thursday morning, just hours after legendary head coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier were fired by the school’s board of trustees, Madden was asked on The Dennis and Callahan Show what he believes the next piece of news will be…
“I can give you a rumor and I can give you something I think might happen,” Madden told John Dennis andGerry Callahan. “I hear there’s a rumor that there will be a more shocking development from the Second Mile Foundation — and hold on to your stomachs, boys, this is gross, I will use the only language I can — that Jerry Sandusky and Second Mile were pimping out young boys to rich donors. That was being investigated by two prominent columnists even as I speak.”
Madden says he thinks it will also come out that Madden was told to retire (which he did in 1999) in exchange for keeping the lid on what the University knew about him and male children. In the Grand Jury Report, one of the victims says Sandusky told him that he was resigning because Joe Paterno told him there would be no chance for him to become head coach.
“My opinion is when Sandusky quit, everybody knew — not just at Penn State,” Madden added. “I think it was a very poorly kept secret about college football in general, and that is why he never coached in college football again and retired at the relatively young age of 55. [That’s] young for a coach, certainly.”
Are the “rich donors,” donors to Penn State or to the football program? Could money be the reason so many turned a blind eye to these children? Madden says this was a “poorly kept secret” in college football. Indeed, the Grand Jury Report said Sandusky took at least one victim to a golf resort where the team and staff stayed. If this breaks the way Madden thinks it might, we can expect the donor list of those sharing the boys released.
Sandusky and his wife had 6 adopted children and numerous foster children. There may be yet another story.
Madden does say that there is an investigation underway by ‘prominent columnists,’ and while it is just a ‘rumor,’ so were the early, original reports of the Jerry Sandusky story of rape and indecent behavior. If this is an upstanding charity, then this is a double tragedy. I see actor Mark Wahlberg’s name and numerous CEO’s.
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