Up for Debate: Sandusky sentenced

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 12:24pm

A judge has sentenced Jerry Sandusky to between 30 and 60 years (not up for parole before 30 years) in prison. Speaking out, Sandusky said he did not commit the crimes and that the media and victims conspired against him, making him out to be a "monster." How do you feel about his sentence as well as his comments?

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33 Comments on this post:

By: Kosh III on 10/9/12 at 10:47

That's fine; that's a life sentence.
He's 68 years old. He will not be eligible for parole until he is 98. He'll be dead long before that.

By: yogiman on 10/9/12 at 11:01

But he's claiming he didn't do such acts which makes me wonder; why didn't any of those young men challenge him? I can't see a young man [full of p & v] not knocking the hell out of him if he approached them.

I understand they were young men, not just young boys.

By: yogiman on 10/9/12 at 11:23


I see where we entered our conflict (war) with Afghanistan October 7. What is "conflict"? Will the Afghanistan "conflict" ever be ended?

Think about it, When we went into that "conflict" October 7, 2001, the soldiers of today were in elementary school. Too many of them will not enjoy life on this earth shortly after getting out of school because of the conflict.

And it looks like we will be in one or two more after the election next month. So who do you want as your CIC, a man who goes on vacations and plays golf or a man that know how to make money and bring the nation out of debt?

By: Loner on 10/9/12 at 12:27

Hopefully, the victims will sue Penn State's @ss off...to the point that they can no longer afford to play intercollegiate football at any level.

Sadly, Penn State lost site of its goal...its mission.

The mission should be to educate young minds, not to win football games...seems like Penn State is willing to injure young brains on the gridiron and look the other way when a football coach sodomizes young boys....all for the sake of winning games.

Of course, a winning football team generates generous alumni donations, or so the narrative goes....it's all about the money.

This is a sordid tale of perversion, denial, cover-up, greed and academic shame.

By: Rasputin72 on 10/9/12 at 12:43

I think Joe Paterno handled the situation pretty much like every other football school would. Hhave handled the same situation.

The fellow Sandusky was a predator who was caught and is being lynched.

In the meantime 40,000 other predators are trying to be more covert.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/9/12 at 12:49

Junior, I changed my mind. When you and Nemo get together, can I tag along?

By: brrrrk on 10/9/12 at 1:11

Loner said

"Hopefully, the victims will sue Penn State's @ss off...to the point that they can no longer afford to play intercollegiate football at any level.

Sadly, Penn State lost site of its goal...its mission."

You know Loner, I'm a Penn State Alum.... I grew up with two guys that were on the squad (one of which turned pro).... and if there's anything that I can attest to it's the fact that their education was always first and foremost in consideration. If they didn't make their grades they didn't play.... period. And neither one of them had lightweight majors like players in other systems/conferences.

I'd be careful throwing stones from up there on that high horse because Penn State (for all the evilness that is Sandusky) is a school that takes pride in not just producing football players, but GRADUATING football players..... I'll put Penn States academics up against any school in the country any day of the week.

By: bfra on 10/9/12 at 1:18

Blanket - Raspy post more like a she than a he. IMO

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/9/12 at 1:22

Oh, Junior, aka Rasp, is just a b1tchy sounding he. Of this I'm sure.

By: bfra on 10/9/12 at 1:24

I think Sandusky got just what he deserved. As to Penn State, I know some pretty terrific people that graduated from there, so I make no judgement of the school. A very close friend has been a prof. there for several years and speaks highly of the school.

By: bfra on 10/9/12 at 1:26

Blanket - LOL, I'll take your word on that.

By: brrrrk on 10/9/12 at 1:28

On more thing Loner....

As a member of the Alumni association (which by the way is the largest dues paying alumni association in the world which happens to also raise huge amounts of money for charitable organizations year in and year out.) I can tell you without question that the biggest concern of the organization when replacing Paterno was not that we'd get a winning coach, but a coach that would continue the tradition of high academic standards.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/9/12 at 1:32

Yes, Sandusky got exactly what he deserved. Pedophiles are not well liked in prison....

By: Loner on 10/9/12 at 1:36

Well, I attended an Ivy League school for two years before taking a leave of absence for military service....that was in the mid 60's...the Ivy League had already "De-emphasized" football....IMO, that was and remains the right thing to do.

Yes, football-related concussions do injure young brains.

I stand by my bottom line: "This is a sordid tale of perversion, denial, cover-up, greed and academic shame."

Sorry to have offended, but that's my opinion....nothing personal, Brrrk.

By: bfra on 10/9/12 at 1:39

As to Sandusky's wife, I can't believe anything like that could ever occur in my home that I wouldn't know about. So what part in his guilt should she be held responsible for? She definitely isn't blameless.

By: yogiman on 10/9/12 at 1:41

How do you know, B2?

By: Loner on 10/9/12 at 1:41

I agree, Bfra....was she that naive?

By: bfra on 10/9/12 at 1:45


Loner - I don't think anyone could be that naive.

By: bfra on 10/9/12 at 1:49

Loner - From what I have read, it wasn't just a 1 time occurance in their home & she still stood by him after all the evidence. She has to be as sick as he is.

By: Loner on 10/9/12 at 2:04

Maybe she was in denial, Bfra...she may have rationalized the whole thing....she'll have to publish a book...somebody would buy it...not me.

By: bfra on 10/9/12 at 2:18

Not me either. I would not spend 1 penny for anything going to either of them.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/9/12 at 2:29

Denial or too ashamed to face it. She had to have known.

By: yogiman on 10/9/12 at 2:44

Not to change the subject, but I just read an article claiming Donald Trump has uncovered Obama's identity.

If interested on the truth, go to conservativepapers.com/news/2011/04/14/trump-uncovers-truth-obama-not-his-real-name/#.UHSHSVFzb0o/

By: Loner on 10/9/12 at 2:45


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By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/9/12 at 2:53


By: Ask01 on 10/9/12 at 2:57

Jerry Sandusky will be paying for those crimes of which he was convicted. Joe Paterno, while escaping the ordeal of a public trial, has placed his family in a bad postion, having to tread cautiously in how they represent the family name.
(The NCAA vacating the 110 or so wins, stripping Joe of his title of winningest college football coach, is a little juvenile at best. The wins, recognized or not happened, and I suspect at some point, 50 or more years from now, will be at least mentioned, as will Joe's record, although as unofficial.)

The administration at Penn State should be punished according to the degree to which they knew of, and actually participated in, the offense and ensuing cover up.

Sadly, there are those being punished who had nothing to do with the scandalous behavior. Those would be the faculty, staff, students and athletes who at the university who knew nothing of what transpired, but will feel the impact nonetheless.

Beyound the university walls, the locals who depend on the school and it's activities for their livelihoods, alumni, and supporters who I'm sure are as shocked as everyone else.

These are the extended victims of the shameful incident. Not traumatized nearly so severely as those young men, but victims nonetheless.

As I said, Jerry Sandusky may have been the perpetrator, but there is an entire staff which enabled him to carry on his 'games' for far longer than imaginable. They need to be joining him behind bars shortly for their inaction. They were so concerned about the game, and by opting to ignore the issue, the game may soon be a footnote in sports history at Penn State.

By: Ask01 on 10/9/12 at 2:58


By: yogiman on 10/9/12 at 3:45

It doesn't look like any of you want to know who Barry Soetoro is. You're exposing your arrogance and ignorance very well accepting him as "yore man".

By: Ask01 on 10/9/12 at 4:06


By: bfra on 10/9/12 at 4:29


By: Captain Nemo on 10/9/12 at 7:40


By: FaceBook:Emmett... on 10/11/12 at 7:32

Penn State was also involved in the cover-up on pedophilia charges against a "super star scientist" some years back., so sports is not the only thing some schools will go over the line in protecting. The guy, by the name of Tony Lasaga, went from there to Yale until he was finally convicted by the feds and sentenced to 20 years. I only heard about the story myself because the guy had been the Valedictorian of my high school class way back in 1967. He was subject to something like 300 years on various state charges, but I suspect he agreed to plead guilty on the federal charges in exchange for the state charges going away.