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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Ex-Penn State Player Raising Money to Pay for Jerry Sandusky’s Legal Defense

One former Penn State player is leading a fund-raising effort to help pay for the legal defense of former Penn State football player and coach Jerry Sandusky, who is reportedly facing around 40 counts of sexual abuse. We agree that everyone is entitled to a legal defense, but how can you possibly contribute funds to someone facing as many charges of child sex abuse as Jerry Sandusky?

The person organizing the effort is Sam Stellatella, who sent $100 to Sandusky to help pay for his defense. He also sent letters to teammates on his 1959 Liberty Bowl winning team to urge them to contribute.

Stellatella’s efforts show complete ignorance. First off, Stellatella says he hasn’t read the grand jury presentment. This man is supporting Sandusky because he doesn’t understand what Sandusky did. Do you think anyone who read about the eight alleged victims of Sandusky would contribute money towards his legal defense? Does Stellatella think all these children are lying? Stellatella wants to help protect a man who allegedly anal raped, fondled, molested, and had oral sex with multiple children, and is urging others to do the same.

It’s time to wake up and recognize that Jerry Sandusky, if all is true, is pure evil. He is a monster. He’s not a good ol’ boy. He’s not a Penn State lifer. He is a serial child sex abuser.

How on earth can anyone support that? The only way you can is if your mentality is to support Penn State football no matter what. That’s the exact mentality that may have resulted in a cover-up of years of child sex abuse in the name of protecting a football program.

Maybe Stellatella’s efforts mirrors the mentality of many people who were involved with the situation: they did not care, or want to know, what Sandusky was doing, so long as it didn’t affect the football program.

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