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Penn State’s PR Disaster…Can it be fixed?

I read this very interesting story about how the Penn State situation from a public relations standpoint has been mishandled from the jump. Read the link and tell me what you think. Can the school ever recover?

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/bigten/story/2011-11-15/Penn-State-scandal-PR-class/51223314/1?csp=Dailybriefing

Jerry Sandusky Admits showering with boys, but he is not a pedophile

Jerry Sandusky has admitted showering with boys, but he says there was no sexual intent. Really? A grown man not there father is horsing around with boys in the shower and this is innocent. Sandusky makes these statements to NBC’s Bob Costas. Sandusky said
“I say that I am innocent of those charges,” he said, though when asked if had done anything wrong, he acknowledged, “I shouldn’t have showered with those kids.” Where is his attorney? We live in a country that believes you are innocent until proven guilty. Sandusky admits to being guilty of very bad judgment and over the next few months we will see if he is guilty of more heinous crimes, but for now he needs to sit down and simply be quiet.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/11/14/sandusky-admits-showering-with-boys-but-says-hes-innocent-sex-abuse-charges/#ixzz1djRco4yKhttp://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/11/14/sandusky-admits-showering-with-boys-but-says-hes-innocent-sex-abuse-charges/

Mike McQueary Was A Grown Man When He Saw the Assault…He should have stopped it

The Penn State story is about death. The death of innocence and the death of a football program. Sure Penn State will keep playing games and probably continue to be a contender, but it will never be the same. When they played over the weekend the decision was made to put Mike McQueary on indefinate adminstrative leave. He is the burly, 28 year old man at the time that witnessed Sandusky brutally attacking the 10 year old boy and he did nothing to stop him. I read the following link on The Daily Beast and some in the close knit community are saying McQueary’s inability to stop him stemmed from the fact that Sandusky was not some “random” guy, he was like family. Really, so if you saw a family member doing this to a child it is accepatable not to intervene. It has been so interesting to watch grown men cry over the lost of a program, the lost of a coach, but the big story here is about lost, but it is the lost of innocence and that has nothing to do with the team or Coach Paterno. Read the link and please not there is profanity in the linked article.
http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2011/11/the-guy-who-actually-saw-it-ctd.html

Did Single Mothers see Coach Sandusky as a Father Figure?


The Penn State story is sad on so many levels. There are many people who are being blamed. The graduate assistant who witnessed an attack and called his father instead of the police, Coach Paterno who called the athletic director when he knew that he was the last word on the campus, and finally the real culprit the alleged sexual predator, Coach Sandusky who selected and groomed boys attending the Second Mile program. Sandusky would “court” the boys by giving them clothing, computers, trips to college games and professional games. As a mother I would have to ask why was this man giving my son all of these gifts, and my husband would also question the generosity of this non-relative generous benefactor, but sadly so many of the mothers of the victims were single mothers and they were in search of a father figure for their children, and Sandusky in their eyes fit the bill as a good role model. Sandusky had his own personal stable at the Second Mile and he had the opportunity to not only prey on the vulnerability of the child, but also on the mothers. Where are the fathers? Too often the eleven year old boy is called “mommy’s little man” or the “man of the house”. It is too much responsibility for the small shoulders of a boy to handle, but sadly he is in that role. So when an adult shows a real interest in him he has the opportunity to have fun, and just be a boy he jumps at the chance. He does not have the maturity to truly question motives he just sees light at the end of his prematurely adult shadowed world. This is fertile ground for a predator. So the child is eager and the mother is too. Don’t get me wrong this is not an indictment of the victim. I applaud the single mothers doing what they need to do to raise their children, but I wonder after the fathers read the accounts of what happened to their sons do they not only get angry at the predator, but do they flip the mirror and get mad at their selves.