Friday Five

Five Things to Read about the Penn State Scandal
Because there has been a flood of articles written about Sandusky, Joe Paterno, and other opinions about the events that surround the famous institution, I decided I’d give you some of the ones I’ve found through various sources and let you make up your own mind rather than tell you what is on mine. Being from Pennsylvania, making yearly visits to Penn State to visit relatives there, and with a serious contingent of old FCers there, this is something that has been weighing on my brain a lot lately.

The Grand Jury Report
This is the most direct piece that I’ve read about the timeline of events. Very informative, very chilling. Find it here.

Heath Evans
I think as a former NFL player and the husband to a former victim of childhood abuse, Heath Evans has a unique perspective. He’s able to understand both sides of the fence, but you can definitely tell which side he’s on. Check it out.

The Jackie Blog
Naturally my post-a-day homegirl had something to say about the happenings in Happy Valley. She got me to consider whether morals should be part of the work force and if we as a society decide that is the case, to apply it across the board. Something tells me we wouldn’t like it. See her post here.

The Faded Glory of Penn State
From a Penn Stater’s perspective, someone who ‘grew-up’ Penn State and how sometimes even heroes don’t do the right thing. Denver Post.

Joe Paterno’s Tears
The New Yorker does it again. I’ll let them explain themselves.

McQueary, who for now still works at Penn State—one of his responsibilities is recruiting—told the grand jury that he “noticed that both Victim 2 and Sandusky saw him.” What did the boy think when he saw him walk away, and of the silence that followed? What did it say to him about his own dignity? One wonders how the implicit message about how others judged his worth shaped the young man that boy would, by now, have become. On Tuesday, Linda Kelly, the attorney general, put out a plea for him to come forward; he would be nineteen years old now—the age of the students now at Penn State.

Read the rest of the article here.

Let us not forget the true victims of the situation.


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