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Report: Jerry Sandusky saw win 409 for Paterno

Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:30 pm
Edited on: January 12, 2012 3:19 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

According to a Patriot-News report, a week before former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky's arrest following a grand jury investigation into his alleged sexual assault of young boys, he watched Penn State beat Illinois for Joe Paterno's 409th career victory from the president's box at Beaver Stadium. A source told the Patriot-News said that Sandusky was seen in the box during the game and then he was later seen in the Nittany Lion Club.

Former Penn State linebacker Brandon Short also said on Wednesday that he was told by two independent sources that Sandusky had been in the president's box for the game that day as well.

Penn State president Rodney Erickson told national radio host Michael Smerconish that the report was "absolutely false," according to Smerconish, but one Penn State alum reported being in the Nittanly Lion Club with Sandusky for the Purdue game two weeks prior, and said he was under the impression that Sandusky "was always there."

Penn State spokesman Bill Mahon told the paper that a search through the guest list of every game of the last three seasons shows that Sandusky had never been invited to the box. However the report goes on to say that then athletic director Tim Curley -- who resigned following the grand jury indictment -- didn't want to give Sandusky tickets to the game but changed his mind at the insistence of Sandusky's wife, Dottie.

Penn State officials were aware of the investigation into Sandusky long before Penn State's game against Illinois that day.

Photo courtesy of the Patriot-News

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Posted on: January 12, 2012 1:55 pm
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Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2012 1:43 pm
 

Jerry Sandusky saw win 409 for Paterno

The evil empire keeps on rolling.According to the new president Ericson says this is not a Penn State issue!
Spin baby spin.



Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: January 12, 2012 1:41 pm
 

Jerry Sandusky saw win 409 for Paterno

i could see him now in the prez's box drinking,eating, laughing and and giving thumbs up to his buddy paterno everytime paterno glanced up at them.and then every once in a while he would excuse himself and go to the closet in the prez's box and get a little some from a kid he had stashed in there.the culture of those freaking weird and strange little towns in central pennsylvania are disgusting.why waste time and money trying this monster he should be burned at the stake immeadiately.



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 1:14 pm
 

Jerry Sandusky saw win 409 for Paterno

My man; I hope you enjoyed all the free drinks and the buffet in the president's box that day because you are about to be put in another box. Your new box will be 8' by 10" with a nice view of some rolling hills and a roommate named Harvey. Actually, I kind of feel sorry for your sick butt, although your victims are sufferring the most. Just wish all the Penn State apologists would show some regard for the real victims of this horrific story.



Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2012 1:09 pm
 

Jerry Sandusky saw win 409 for Paterno

It was so common place for this creep to be around the university elite and the school facilities that they became slowly accustomed and accepting of it.  Nobody probably liked the creep, but nobody was man enough to step up and kick the scumbag out.  Sandusky had some power apparently as the old defensive coordinator that built linebacker U and made the school lots of $$$.  They convinced themselves they "owed" him the right to be on campus.   I convinced myself, as a PSU alum, that zero tolerance has to mean zero tolerance and if I ever see this guy I will spit in his face.



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 1:07 pm
 

Jerry Sandusky saw win 409 for Paterno

Dottie Sandusky must be a very persuasive person. Curley knew these charges were coming that week and yet still was talked into allowing this to happen. The more that comes out about this the more it looks like this guy was the one that knew the most. A financial background check should have been done on his personal finances. He has very close ties to our governor who we all know was financially tied to the Second Mile. This will make Watergate look like nothing if they dig deep enough. Hopefully someone who can't be bought off is in charge of the investigation and everyone who should pay the price for their invovement in the coverup is charged and punished.




Since: Aug 8, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 1:03 pm
 

Jerry Sandusky saw win 409 for Paterno

wait til buckshave 7 gets this news......



Since: Jun 26, 2007
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:58 pm
 

Jerry Sandusky saw win 409 for Paterno

Were there any 10 yr old boys in the box?



Since: Jan 1, 2012
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:47 pm
 

Jerry Sandusky saw win 409 for Paterno

I must be the only one thinking its odd that all this came to light the same week Joe Pa got his record what are the odds of that


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