Just when we thought we were done with Jerry Sandusky and he was finally headed off to a jail cell (and worse) for his crimes against kids, comes MORE disgusting news that makes me convinced this case will never, ever go away. We already know Penn State University officials downplayed what they thought Sandusky was doing in the shower with a young boy. Now we learn that not only did university officials appear to know exactly what was going on, they had several conversations where they tried to cover it up! All this is heresay, according to a report in CNN this morning, no arrests or official reports have been made. But the specifics of the email conversations CNN allegedly saw will definitely make you throw up:
Apparently Penn State President Graham Spanier and two other former university officials knew they had a problem with Sandusky, but wanted to try to handle the matter the "humane" way, without involving authorities. I'm sorry, but "humane way"? WTF does that mean? It means, let's do this in a way where our precious university reputation does not suffer, that's what it means.
These are some of highlights from the email conversations Penn State officials allegedly emailed back and forth, according to CNN:
"The only downside for us is if the message (to Sandusky) isn't 'heard' and acted upon, and we then become vulnerable for not having reported it." -- Spanier.
-- Childen that Sandusky brought on campus are always referred to as "guests" in these emails.
-- In an alleged e-mail dated February 26, 2001, Gary Schultz, then vice president at the university, writes to former athletic director Tim Curley that he assumes Curley's "got the ball" about a three-part plan to "talk with the subject asap regarding the future appropriate use of the University facility," ... "contacting the chair of the charitable organization" and "contacting the Department of Welfare."
-- In the end Curley decides it's best not to talk to welfare services or any outside authorities, but to talk to Sandusky himself, tell him to seek help and not bring any more boys on campus. Then the emails continued ...
-- "This is a more humane and upfront way to handle this," Schultz said.
-- "The only downside for us is if the message (to Sandusky) isn't 'heard' and acted upon, and we then become vulnerable for not having reported it," Spanier purportedly wrote.
-- "But that can be assessed down the down the road. The approach you outline is humane and a reasonable way to proceed," he adds.
Un-effing-believable, is all I have to say. All those assaults that could have been avoided. All these men make me sick, and if all this is true, I hope they find their jail cells as comfortable as Sandusky does.
Does this latest information about the Penn State emails surprise you or did you totally see this from the get-go?