This dude Jerry Sandusky is one sick muhfugga. We’re talking about someone who has admitted to lathering a little boy up in the shower and giving him a bear hug, and that’s barely scratching the surface of what he may have done.
The developments in this case have been happening extremely quickly. Yesterday we pointed out the injustice of having Assistant Coach Mike McQueary on the Penn State sidelines for tomorrow’s game. McQueary is the man who witnessed Sandusky assaulting a boy in the shower in 2002 — and instead of stopping him then and there, went to his superiors instead. Now Penn State has decided not to have McQueary on the sidelines “because he’s received threats.”
In the meantime, the journalists who have been investigating the case say that not only has the number of accusations grown exponentially this week — but the nature of the allegations is getting nastier.
The same day he sent out these tweets, Pittsburgh radio host Mark Madden, who pretty much predicted this clusterf**k back in April spoke of a rumor he had heard while making a guest appearance on the Dennis and Callahan show in Boston.
“I can give you a rumor and I can give you something I think might happen,” Madden told John Dennis and Gerry 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.”
Disgusting right. Madden received criticism for voicing rumors, but he explained himself on Twitter:
We tend to agree with him.
We’ve previously cited stories from blogger Sports By Brooks and this guy has been vigilant about the Sandusky case and Penn State’s complicity in the matter. If you look at his Twitter timeline over the last week he’s pointed out numerous failures — Sandusky was allowed to workout at Penn State’s facility long after he retired and accusations were made at him, even as recently as last week, Sandusky has been released for a relatively low $100,000 in bail, and Sandusky lives within 1000 feet of an elementary school. Do you know how close that is???
We would be remiss not to mention how important this case and issue should be to the black community, being that the victims were young boys, often underprivileged and from single parent homes, seeking an outlet in sports. In an article posted on TheGrio.com Edward Wyckoff Williams notes past abuse scandals involving young black men who were exploited through their involvement with sports and other charitable organizations:
The grand jury indictment of Sandusky is written in such a way as to fully protect the victims’ identity, and as such the racial make-up of the children remains unknown. But one defining trait is consistent among the alleged victims of Eddie Long, Sandusky, Oliva and Lorch: they were all poor and/or inner-city, underprivileged youth. This bears out a universal truth, that those with the least defense mechanisms are the most vulnerable.
Young black boys are often disproportionately without resources, left to cling to a hope and a dream, and this often involves athletic aspirations as their way out. In a society that offers them few pathways to success, they can be easily led to trust predators against their better instincts. And with an African-American culture that prizes a hyper-masculine ideal, it is nearly impossible for them to admit when and if they have been victimized by another man.
It is possible, and likely that some of Sandusky’s alleged victims are black. But at the end of the day, what’s most important is not their race but that they get justice.
Given the nature of these allegations, it’s about time that somebody got irate for the VICTIMS. The truth needs to be known and if Penn State allowed more children to have their innocence lost they have to be punished so that this never happens again.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims.