Essay about Penn State Scandal

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Penn State Scandal

Everything was looking good for Joe Paterno and Penn State football as his football managing career rose with an overall record of 298-136-3 but in 2011, all that changed. Back in 2000 a janitor of Penn State witnessed Sandusky receiving oral sex from a young boy, the janitor reported what he saw to co-workers and his supervisor but none of these men reported these actions to authorities. It wasn’t until November 5, 2011 that Sandusky was arrested on a $100,000 bail and up to 40 criminal counts. ESPN were quickly in the scene to investigate and report the allegations on Sandusky. They quickly reported saying Sandusky was charged with more than 50 counts of child sex-abuse involving 10 boys he met through The Second
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The local and campus police denied his statements which brought him into deeper trouble. On November 13, 2011, Sandusky’s foundation, “The Second Mile”, was shut down. “The sex abuse scandal left the charity in a failing financial situation. Second Mile officials began seeking court approval to shut down its programs and transfer to a Texas-based youth ministry dedicated to helping abused and neglected children.” (Schmitz) Days later, Sandusky took it upon himself to do a phone interview with an NBC news anchor, Brian Williams. During the interview Sandusky was answering questions about the scandal and it made the public more furious with the way he was answering his questions. Sandusky was asked by Williams if he was attracted to under aged boys and his response was “I enjoy young people. I love to be around them, but no, I'm not sexually attracted to young boys.” The interview was originally Brian Williams and Sandusky’s attorney but Sandusky took it upon himself to interrupt the interview and answer the questions himself. "I could say that I have done some of those things. I have horsed around with kids. I have showered after workouts. I have hugged them and I have touched their legs without intent of sexual contact," said Sandusky. (Hopper) Sandusky has been accused for damaging Penn State’s image, he feels it’s not entirely his fault but has played a role in it. On November 30, 2012, civil charges were brought to Sandusky. John Doe,