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  • REPEATING LEARNED BEHAVIOR?

    Posted on November 15th, 2011 Becky 8 comments

    HOW FAR HAVE WE COME?

         JERRY SANDUSKY: “Well I could say that, you know, I have done some of those things. I have horsed around with kids. I — I have showered after workouts. I — I have hugged them and I — I have touched their leg. Without intent of sexual contact.”
    WGAL-TV, “Sandusky Denies Accusations, Admits To Showering With Boys,” (click here).
        Ten years ago, this might have worked for Sandusky. Will it today?
    Please check back later today.

     

    8 responses to “REPEATING LEARNED BEHAVIOR?”

    1. What a sad state of affairs. Just the sound of his voice makes me cringe. All I see when I look at him is some poor naked boy being abused by him. He disgusts me.

      And his interview just solidifies every emotion I have about the situation. If someone accused me such awful crimes I would scream from the top of my lungs, “NO, HELL NO, I AM NOT A PERVERT, I NEVER TOUCHED THOSE BOYS, AND THESE ALLEGATIONS ARE FALSE!!!!” I would say to it to every news agency in the world. I would post signs in my front yard. I would be on the internet in full force. I’d be in court every day trying to get the charges dropped and prove my innocence. Sandusky, on the other hand, talks about the situation matter-of-factually. His voice is calm and he doesn’t even seem to be annoyed by the fact that there are allegations and charges that he is a living, breathing son of Satan himself – the Anti-Christ of modern era. I don’t know about the rest of you, but “calm” would not be in my vocabulary.

    2. None of this should have happened ten years ago or now. What I really want to know is why does PSU have an exemption from the PA RTKL? This is a sad mess. So much corruption and very little accountability. A Pennsylvania University and they do not have to disclose in accordance with RTKL. WTF!

    3. PLEASE…do NOT take this question as any disrespect for the victims…I am just curious!!! As a mother I have to keep asking myself the question…WHY did none of the parents notice anything and when they had concerns and a supposedly half-a**ed confession, WHY did THEY not call the police?? In some of the reports it seems like at least one mom was concerned when her son came home with wet hair and admitted he and Sandusky had taken a shower together. She then supposedly confronted Sandusky, who kinda admitted he was “wrong”. Again, as a mother, I would have been on the phone screaming and yelling till somebody listened. Am I missing something?!?!? It just seems to me like some parents were having concerns and they too did nothing. I’m confused. And again, please do not take this as some kind of defense for Sandusky or anything I just question why parents were not more aware. Trips to games, expensive gifts…something should have raised some major league red flags. I know as a “football mom” it sure would have for me!!!

    4. …and what kind of lawyer would even let him go on TV and casually answer those questions??? Wow, this gets more bizarre and sickening every day…

    5. Cindy: You are missing something. That mother noticed the wet hair the first time it happened. She not only confronted Sandusky, but she notified authorities, and she was the “sting” that broke this thing. The cops listened in and taped her conversation with Sandusky where he admitted showering with her kid and said he was “wrong” to do that and said, “I wish I was dead”. That is key evidence.

    6. FWIW- Of course you’d do that, because you would (I believe) be INNOCENT, unlike this sick, cowardly loser!

      I have no problem with football, but the mania surrounding the Penn State fans who are more concerned about JoePa’s record than they are about the victims and the fact that their beloved “hero” IS guilty of covering up for the slimebag who abused these children makes me sick.

      The people who want to give these guys a free pass because of their ability to coach players for a game are almost or just as bad as the abusers. Willing to set the abuse aside for a game, they might as well just tell the victims “You don’t matter. We don’t care how much you’ve hurt and felt scared and alone. We only care about football, and you’re not part of that equation. Go away and let us forget.”

      It makes me physically ill when I think about this case. (And I know I’m not the only one to have such an agonizing visceral response.)

    7. I saw that Mike McQueary interviewed on TV last night. There’s something inside me that says he was paid off for not pursuing what he saw by being given the coaching job. He says he reported it but mysteriously all the paperwork has disappeared. I don’t doubt that there was paperwork; I just think he was ‘schooled’ and decided a coaching job was worth it.

      Sandusky’s performance on the interview with Costas makes me cringe every time I hear him stumble and ask Bob Costas the same question Bob asked him – instead of coming right out and denying it. This guy has been rewarded time and time again despite having been honored and given free rein of the facilities that he probably thinks he was ‘sweet talk’ anyone. His answers were roundly criticized in the court of public opinion.

      To add stupidity upon stupidity, it looks like Paterno’s coaching staff are mere yes men and all needing a daddy figure like Paterno have very little sense of decorum or common sense. There was McQueary at his door, answering questions, and he’s grown this godawful porn stache. Doesn’t he look in the mirror and think, hmmm, better stay clean cut looking at the very least? Instead he’s walking around with this stupid groomed mustache sprouting from under his nose. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh.

    8. PS – they had some very telling footage that seemed to portray Paterno as some sort of Big Daddy, no nonsense detached untouchable figure while at the same time all his coaching staff are dancing around and leaping on the players like little kids. These are grown men. I half expected them to give Joe the side eye to make sure that they were being ‘good boy’ coaches while he stood there like some sort of messiah. It was creepy to watch.

      Maybe that’s what is upsetting the diehard Paterno-ites. They see him as this Mr. Hardass Dad they never had and defend him as that Authority Figure that they fantasize will fix everything in the world.

      I sat in the Penn State section as a guest way back when. I had never experienced how Penn State fans would focus on Joe Paterno rather than the players. Joe this. Joe that. At the end of the game, after they won, our hosts broke down in tears because they were just so happy that Joe had won another big game.