My blood boiled as I heard some of the details of his activities, and I have since turned away from learning more in care of my parental sensibilities. Jerry Sandusky is a jerk, to be sure, but it gets worse…
Worse, because before he showed up in court, in front of his victims and an embarrassed community of college sports fans and Pennsylvania students, Sandusky was featured in a campus radio interview. In the interview he proclaimed his innocence among a slew of conspiracy theories that would require a vast underground network of insiders. -That takes a fairly hefty level of Arrogance, if you ask me.
In the radio interview, Sandusky was defiant, and furthered his stance with a rambling 15-minute discussion of himself and how friendly he has gotten with his cell buddies in prison. -Who the hell cares, Sandusky; you were observed doing bad things to minors in a locker room shower and your delusional justifications are not welcome here.
He showed no remorse or concern as several of his victims addressed him in court. In fact in his defiant declaration he made sure that we all understand that he thinks he is the victim here. Psychologists all over the country are having a hayday at this predictable predatory behavior.
Sandusky now proudly gets to wear a the label of ‘sexually violent pedophile.’ He didn’t fight the classification, which may have been an act of self-preservation more than a passive admission of guilt. It is likely he didn’t make a fuss about this because it will help define where he gets placed in the prison system, and it is my understanding that the general population doesn’t take kindly to child rapists.
We can now only rest a little more comfortably knowing that he will likely die in prison. At the age of 68, he will be at least 98 before he is eligible to step a foot outside the gate. That doesn’t leave a lot of room for any quality time on the outside. If we’re lucky, he will encounter a scourge or two while he is in there and perhaps get a taste of what it’s like to be on the other end of the stick (so to speak).
Keep your dirty hands off our children, you Arrogant Jerk.