Wednesday, November 9, 2011
My Crab--Winning at the Cost of a Child: A Story of Four Men
I find the news about what is going on at Penn State disturbing at so many levels that I don't even know where to begin. For those of you not in the loop, sexual abuse allegations have been made against a former football coach. Jerry Sandusky has been accused of molesting at least 8 boys (I would venture to say it was way more than that) while at Penn State. The sad and sickening thing is that one incident was actually witnessed by a graduate assistant coach in 2002. This man let others know, including head coach Paterno, who in turn, reported it to the athletic director and vice-president of the school.
Four men (and maybe more, but for now, four men). Four men knew that this pervert Jerry Sandusky molested a boy in the locker room shower. Four men decided not to do anything about it. Four men decided a winning team was more important than a child. Or two, or three or eight or maybe even more. Who knows how many children he victimized.
It is a sad country when having a winning team means covering abuse of a child. Very sad.