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Iowa fans dress as Jerry Sandusky for Penn State game (Picture)

Five Iowa fans dressed as pedophile and former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky for Saturday’s Hawkeyes-Nittany Lions game in an act that can be described as nothing short of disgusting.

Penn State student site Onward State shared the photo and says the five fans were making their way to Kinnick Stadium prior to the game when the photo was snapped. The five fans are in black-and-white striped jail suits and have nameplates on the back that say “J. Sandusky.”

It’s absolutely horrifying, stupefying, and embarrassing that some people would take what Jerry Sandusky represents and use it in the context of a sports joke. There is nothing funny about pedophilia. Child sexual abuse is no laughing matter. There is nothing to poke fun at Penn State about for covering up the scandal. And there is no excuse for these students to dress up in such a costume and laugh about it. The same goes for the woman who took a picture with them and apparently found the whole thing amusing.

At least someone in Iowa has a brain. A University of Iowa spokesperson told LBS that the fans, who attend a high school in east Iowa, were approached by the Dean of Students and informed them that their choice of apparel was inappropriate. They were asked to remove the inappropriate items of clothing and we’re told they complied.

Screw on your heads straight people and realize that this is not something you turn into a sports joke to mock an opponent.

NOTE: A previous version of this story misidentified the five fans as University of Iowa students.

Photo via Onward State/Twitter

J.R. Smith uses hashtag ‘No Sandusky’ frequently on his Twitter page as a joke

J.R. Smith seems to have come up with a new way to joke about the Jerry Sandusky scandal in a completely inappropriate manner. Oftentimes you will hear people say “pause” when they say something that could be interpretted as homosexual content. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the use of “pause,” Dwight Howard gave us an example of it when talking about Andrew Bynum after a game last season.

If you haven’t heard of “pause” you may have heard of “no homo,” which is basically a more modern and insensitive way of saying the exact same thing. However, Black Sports Online pointed out to us that Smith has taken it to an entirely new level by using the hashtag “#nosandusky” on his Twitter account. Here are a couple of examples:

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Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse reportedly dates back to 1970s according to new accusations

Three more men have accused Jerry Sandusky of sexually abusing them, according to a report from The Patriot-News’ Sara Ganim.

The report says three men came forward and told police they were abused by Sandusky. One of the accusers says he was abused by Sandusky in the early 1970s when Sandusky was in his 20s.

Sandusky, 64, is awaiting sentencing after being convicted on 45 of 48 counts of sexual abuse last month. His defense has argued that a person doesn’t suddenly become a pedophile later in life, and since there weren’t any abuse accusations against Sandusky prior to the late ’90s, it wasn’t consistent with a pedophile’s pattern.

The new accusations dating back to the ’70s would wipe out that weak defense argument. The new accusations would make it seem like Penn State folks may have known about Sandusky’s questionable ways for years.

Freeh investigation concludes Joe Paterno knew about 1998 shower incident, was instrumental in Jerry Sandusky cover-up

The Freeh investigation commissioned by Penn State released its findings on Thursday morning and confirmed the public’s worst fears: Joe Paterno and other Penn State leaders knew in 1998 that Jerry Sandusky was a child sex abuser, and they let him continue his behavior because they wanted to protect the football program’s image.

The first sentence in the “Findings” section of the Freeh report (download PDF here) states the disturbing truth: “The most saddening finding by the Special Investigative Counsel is the total and consistent disregard by the most senior leaders at Penn State for the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims.”

The report concludes that some of Penn State’s most powerful men — including Joe Paterno — knew that Jerry Sandusky was investigated in 1998 for showering with a boy. Their response in 1998, and in 2001 after Mike McQueary told them he saw Sandusky anal raping a young boy, was essentially that Sandusky could continue to do what he wants so long as it weren’t on Penn State property. The report also finds the Penn State Board of Trustees at fault for not holding the highest university administrators accountable and for not investigating matters when they learned Sandusky was being investigated by a grand jury in 2011.

Below is some of the most damning info from the press release:

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Matt Sandusky says father Jerry touched his genitals

One of the twists of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse case was when his adopted son, Matt, switched from supporting his father to being one of his accusers.

Matt Sandusky, now 33, testified to the grand jury that he was not abused by his adoptive father. But after hearing the testimony of some of the victims (specifically victim 4), Matt changed his mind and contacted prosecutors about testifying against Jerry.

Matt Sandusky was worried about possible perjury charges for lying to the grand jury so he didn’t end up testifying, but his testimony threat was enough to keep Jerry from taking the stand.

Matt apparently spoke with the police and detailed the abuse that only recently came to mind.

According to a report from NBC News, Matt Sandusky says that he pretended to be asleep in order to avoid being touched, that Jerry showered with him before he was adopted, and that Jerry touched his genitals.

Audio of Matt Sandusky’s interview with police is below:

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Jerry Sandusky wants to be with general population in jail

Convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky has been in isolation and on suicide watch since being found guilty on 45 of 48 counts of sexual abuse. He hasn’t been able to see friends or family, and that has left him antsy, according to his attorney.

“He’s anxious to be able to move around,” Sandusky’s attorney Karl Rominger told The Patriot-News. “His exact quote to me, ‘I don’t think I’m suicidal. I’m dealing with this, but if I have to sit around in this cell for a few more days, I am going to go nutty.’”

Sandusky is awaiting a psychological evaluation, where I’m guessing they’ll find out he still doesn’t think he’s done anything wrong. And as far as I’m concerned, the more uncomfortable he is, the better.

Sandusky’s attorneys have said they plan to appeal the trial, and Sandusky is awaiting sentencing. He’s facing 422 years in prison.

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Pedophile Jerry Sandusky found guilty on 45 of 48 counts of child sex abuse

The jury did the right thing. After deliberating for two days, they found former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky guilty on 45 of 48 counts of sexual abuse.

Sandusky’s bail has been revoked and he’s headed to jail for what likely will be the rest of his life. He’s facing a maximum sentence of 442 years in prison.

Sandusky was convicted on five counts of deviant sexual intercourse with minors — each carry a maximum of 20 years. The only charges he was found not guilty on were two counts of indecent assault and one count of Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. The Patriot-News has a full rundown on the verdict of all charges.

Sandusky’s lawyer says he will appeal the verdict because he says Sandusky still maintains his innocence. One of his objections is that no continuance was granted. That’s pretty much irrelevant at this point because Sandusky is finally toast.

The pedophile exited the courthouse after receiving his sentence and hardly showed any emotion. He walked out like he still hadn’t comprehended what happened, and he likely still doesn’t think he’s done anything wrong in his mind.

At least some justice seems to have been served. Next up, we those who helped cover up the crimes and allow Sandusky to run free must be brought to justice.