In Total, 8 of 16 Jurors in the Jerry Sandusky Trial Have Strong Connections to Penn State

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Our friend Ryan Beckler of OnwardState.com brings us today’s updates from the Jerry Sandusky trial jury selection. All 12 jurors plus four alternates have been chosen. Eight have ties to Penn State.

And they are…

Juror #2 - A 24 year old male student. His father worked for Penn State.

Juror #7 – A Penn State senior. He was wearing a Penn State archery t-shirt in court yesterday. He works at an athletic facility on campus and had a cousin on the football team.

Juror #8 -  A Caucasian male in his late 60′s or early 70′s. He is a retired Penn State professor.

Juror #10 – A Caucasian female in her 50s with light brown hair, works for Penn State as an administrative assistant.

Juror #11 – A female in her 30s, dance instructor at PSU with young son. She said yes when Amendola asked if she “realizes children don’t always tell the truth.”

Juror #12 – A white female in her 50s or 60s, PSU professor of 24 years. Worked on a committee for six years with Graham Spanier and Rodney Erickson. She has sons ages 14 and 16. Jerry Sandusky gave her commencement speech.

Juror #13 (Alternate Juror #1) – A woman in her 30s, graduated from Penn State in 2007.

Juror #15 (Alternate Juror #3) – A male in his 50s. Graduated from Penn State and frequently attends PSU football games. He smiled when Jerry Sandusky entered the room.

 

We bolded jurors number 12 and 15 because… well, yeah.

via Onward State

32 Comments

  1. Remember when this scandal broke how people were convinced Sandusky were innocent merely because they went to Penn State and had a connection to the school?
    Trial by jury of his peers, indeed.

  2. It’s hard to find a person in Centre County who doesn’t have ties to Penn State……

  3. Dear anybody who thinks “Penn State-related jurors” HELPS Sandusky, please explain that logic. Who hates him more that PSU fans?
    I read that quote from another Penn Stater and couldn’t agree more.

  4. fcskills: that’s too much thinking for some.

  5. Fcskills…Who hates him more than cult members–I mean penn staters? How about the kids he raped and their families?
    Eventhough this jury will likely be bad for Sandusky, isn’t the fact that there’s even a sliver of potential for a tainted jury/mistrial scary enough?
    And eventhough he’s 99.99999% likely to get the book thrown at him, it’s still odd (for both sides of the case) that people with careers and lives devoted to penn state, not just people loose ties to the school, we’re picked. I get that there are a shit ton of staters out in those parts, but c’mon…12 people. Someone who worked directly with the guy who covered the whole thing up for six years is on the jury for fucks sakes. Isn’t that a little odd?

  6. Yes and no. Jury selection isn’t about funding impartial jurors, at least not in the real world. It’s about the prosecution and the defense trading baseball cards to get their best advantage.

  7. “Well the Phillies stink right now, the flyers season is over and I know nothing about the Sixers or the Eagles. What Should I write about? ….types weird juror posts….” – Crossingbroad
    All of these blogs are stupid.

  8. Milt Thompson

    June 6, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    nothing stupider than posting how stupid a blog is on a blog. LIVE ACTION!

  9. Chris Wheeler

    June 6, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Free Jerry. Guy just wants to enjoy his retirement with his grand kids

  10. “Dear anybody who thinks “Penn State-related jurors” HELPS Sandusky, please explain that logic. Who hates him more that PSU fans?”
    jesus christ you penn staters are a thick breed….
    its not just sandusky on trial here morons, its penn state as a whole
    if sandusky isn’t guilty, neither is penn state
    If thats not clear enough for you, I suggest jumping off a bridge and improving the gene pool

  11. isn’t that the population average for people who have ties to penn state. this story is not a big deal. the article titled “50% of babies born in 2012 have been males” is more interesting. “Data snooping 101″ for those writing about the significance of this.

  12. @Milt Thompson
    I was talking about this particular blog, not the website in general.
    If I think something is a waste of time and I want to tell the writers to stop blogging about it what is your suggestion for a better alternative?

  13. @Pepe Silvia: That may have been the most retarded logic I have ever heard.

  14. Doug from Grillers

    June 6, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Jerry is innocent

  15. In other news I’m about to score the cup clinching goal next period, and then I’m gonna have my face all up in a pound of coke like sandusky had his face all up in those kids buttholes!

  16. Pepe,
    That makes no sense. What’s in that grand jury report doesn’t go away, which means Penn State’s culpability doesn’t go away, even if Sandusky gets an OJ card. Don’t be dense.
    Penn State isn’t on trial here – that comes when Schultz/Curley are on trial as well as the million or so civil suits are filed against PSU. This trial is about 1 pedophile, that’s it.
    “Remember when this scandal broke how people were convinced Sandusky were innocent merely because they went to Penn State and had a connection to the school?”
    Um, that never happened. Sandusky was charged when the cops released all the horrible detail investigators found. I know that doesn’t fit the lynch mob narrative, but don’t make shit up.

  17. Happy Valley: Where child raping monsters who are part of our dystopia are welcomed with arms wide open

  18. Charlie Reese

    June 7, 2012 at 12:26 am

    Mark my words, Jerry will be found not guilty because of these jurors. Te fix is in

  19. This trial needs to be moved to Minnesota or Alaska or New Zealand.

  20. From a Philadelphia defense attorney, Michael Engle who once served as president of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Attorneys: “Selecting people with ties to Penn State is really a double-edged sword,” Engle said. “You could have people who blindly think that there’s no way one of their great coaches could have done this, or you could have people who think that he tarnished the name of a great institution and should be punished.”
    Let’s hope the delivery of evidence sharpens the right edge.

  21. Mike Richards

    June 7, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Kyle, wake the fuck up, the Eagles just shit canned Joe banner and you dont have a post about it, asshole

  22. the stupidity of the commentors on this site never ceases to amaze me. Even IF Sandusky gets off, which he wont, somebody will give him what he deserves. What is extremely frustrating is that Kyle keeps trying to link that anyone who wears Penn State garb, or lives in and around Penn State, or worked at Penn State, or went to Penn State, thinks this PIG is innocent. I think Kyle is confused and needs to stick to the problems on the main line. NOT ONE PERSON CONNECTED TO PENN STATE HAS EVER STATED TO THE MEDIA THAT JERRY SANDUSKY IS INNOCENT. if they have, then prove it, Kyle and all you other TROLLS. of course you cant, but i do know what most of you can do, spread heresay, have bad grammer and terrible spelling skills and tell jokes in a comment section that are not funny,oh and also create ridiculous profile names that get you off while you sit in your mommy and daddys basement and snicker and say “damn im so funny” sadly you are not and the fact that you waste your time changing your profile name over and over also tells me most of the trolls on here have no life. But i digress, commence your ridiculous retorts trolls.

  23. 3 finger Lenny P

    June 7, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Jer loves his grand kids

  24. NiCole Hamels

    June 7, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Kyle,
    “of course you cant, but i do know what most of you can do, spread heresay, have bad grammer and terrible spelling skills and tell jokes in a comment section that are not funny,oh and also create ridiculous profile names that get you off while you sit in your mommy and daddys basement and snicker and say “damn im so funny” sadly you are not and the fact that you waste your time changing your profile name over and over also tells me most of the trolls on here have no life.” -mcline88
    That jumblef*ck is a one(run-on) sentence rundown about the poor grammar of your readers in the comment section. HA! HAHAHAHAHA
    Keep up the good work.

  25. Fucking Loser

    June 7, 2012 at 10:35 am

    mcline88.. sick handle dude! Fuck Penn State! I hope they close that crooked University.

  26. Temple has penis envy for PSU

    June 7, 2012 at 10:55 am

    even Kyle is cashing in on the Jerry Sandusky scandal. You can always count on hits and comments when u throw his name around.

  27. I think the bottom line with so many of the jurors having PSU ties is the fact they surely CAN’T be impartial. They either don’t want their school’s name tarnished, and will find him innocent, or they want him lynched for doing it to the school’s name in the first place.
    In either case, it’s my bet that they already have their minds made up.

  28. Vote for CHOOOCH!

    June 7, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Pretty sure everyone’s mind is already made up in this case. GUILTY. Amendola hopes he can slip one jerkoff into the jury pool to throw off the hanging of Jerry. Im scared of the smiling alternate. Dont let him in!

  29. Mcline is mad because Sandusky never wanted him.

  30. Im from the city where the skinny niggaz ride with the semi-45 make the biggest niggaz fold up

    June 7, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Im about to go to jail just so I can participate in the rape of Jerry Sandusky. Fuck that nigga!

  31. Most Penn Staters want this guy to burn and that’s a fact. They’re not going to do him any favors.

  32. The planning lies with man, the outcome with Heaven. Man proposes, God disposes.

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