THROUGH THE SECOND MILE, SANDUSKY HAD ACCESS TO HUNDREDS OF BOYS, MANY OF WHOM WERE VULNERABLE DUE TO THEIR SOCIAL SITUATIONS: I think Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel is undoubtedly correct that the alleged Penn State child rape coverup represents what "could be the ugliest scandal in the history of college athletics."
Questions about athletes and their families receiving improper benefits seem trivial in comparison to the horrific allegations in the grand jury presentment, which asserts that after a graduate assistant reported to Joe Paterno that he saw former coach Jerry Sandusky raping a ten-year-old boy in the gym showers, Paterno waited until the next day before contacting athletic director Tim Curley to inform him of the allegations. Curley then waited a week and a half before bringing in the assistant to recount what he saw. Subsequently, Curley never called the police or any other law enforcement agency, instead merely issuing an unenforceable and unenforced ban on Sandusky bringing kids into the locker room.
Words like appalling and disgusting may have lost some of their force in our heated culture, but I don't quite know what else to say. There have been at least eight victims, and I fear more will come to light now. If the allegations are true, Penn State officials protected a colleague and for years allowed more boys to be raped. It is unconscionable.