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Friday, November 11, 2011

Penn State Football Scandal Widens

The Old Main building on the Penn State campus. (AP)

The Old Main building on the Penn State campus. (AP)

The Penn State football sex abuse scandal has widened to Texas, where police in San Antonio are investigating whether former coach Jerry Sandusky molested a boy he brought to a bowl game there.

Interim Penn State president Rodney Ercikson opened a regularly scheduled meeting of the board of trustees this morning saying that “healing cannot occur until we understand how we failed in our responsibility,” and he established a committee to investigate the allegations that Sandusky abused eight young boys over 15 years, and that Penn State’s athletic director and a university vice president knew about it and didn’t tell police.

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  • Kevin Armstrong, New York Daily News

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  • Sjmcquillinsr

    How can I see the Grand Jury indictment?

  • Robin

    HI THERE.. look up, there is a link
    to the pdf.

    A warning, it is very graphic

    Best
    Robin 

  • Kathleenwell

    it is all so egregious! the perpetrator, those who cover up,
    and the masses who look away. But the worst offenders in my view now are those
    that, in the face of all this coming out, mobilize and scream out support for
    those accused! I am now 30 years out and still trying to recover from my
    experience as a childhood rape victim. I still have nightmares and pervasive
    issues surrounding those experiences when I was under the age 0f 10. They are
    with you for life. Those that looked away caused almost as much harm as the perpetrator
    of the events. It gave me the STRONG message that I don’t matter -rules don’t
    apply to me-I am not worth helping. It reaches the innermost damaged-hurt
    places of my soul when people not only look away but rally behind accused child
    rapists. As seen in parishes rallying around their priest and this most recent
    episode. It is very linked in my heart and mind to those impelled to support Cain
    and others who engage in sexual misconduct. It is a pervasive and evil stain on
    our society.

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