Sunday, November 13, 2011

#Paterno #Sandusky : Jim Calhoun Witnessed Sandusky Having Oral Sex With 10 Year Old Boy !

This has been a weekend of complicated emotions for fans of Penn State's Nittany Lions football team. On one hand, they're number 1 in this week's Big Ten Power Rankings and have an impressive 8-1 record; it's possible the team could be headed to the Rose Bowl. On the other, former longtime defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky has been charged with 40 counts related to serious incidents of child abuse that affected 8 at-risk youth over the course of more than a decade, and it sounds a lot like university officials knew about what was going on but did nothing. Two high ranking PSU folks have already resigned, and others are calling for the head of 5,000 year old head coach Joe Paterno.

Defensive Coordinator Jerry Sandusky worked on the Penn State coaching staff from 1969 to his retirement in 1999. During his coaching tenure, he was named Assistant Coach of the Year twice and was beloved by players and fans alike. In 1977, he founded a charity called The Second Mile, which started as a foster home for boys with absent families and grew into a multi-branch statewide charity that raised millions to help underserved youth. It also sent young boys to sports camps and gave them the opportunity to be abused by a real, live college coach, especially after Sandusky retired from coaching in 1999 in order to "devote my full-time energies to expanding the reach and influence of The Second Mile in a day and age when more and more kids seem to be at self-esteem."

Friday's indictment comes at the end of a 3 year investigation that was spurred by one concerned mother who caught wind of what was going on with the coach and her son. The investigation uncovered dozens of similar incidents with a handful of other boys. According to the Pennsylvania Attorney General's indictment, Sandusky abused 8 children from 1994 until as recently as 2009. Most of them were teenagers and younger. All of the incidents detailed in the report are horrifying, but most disturbing and damning of Penn State officials are two incidents that happened in 2000 and 2002.

In 2000, a janitor named Jim Calhoun witnessed Sandusky performing oral sex on a boy between 11 and 13 in the assistant coach's locker room showers. The man, Korean War vet, was so upset by what he witnessed that his coworkers feared he'd have a heart attack. His immediate supervisor told him to whom a report should be given, but Calhoun never filed a report, nor did his more