“I Have Many Forrest Gump Qualities” and Other Bits From Jerry Sandusky’s Creepy Love Letters to Boys

Kyle Scott - June 22, 2012

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Warning: ewies ahead.

The Patriot-News – the central PA outlet that has been crushing it with coverage of the Jerry Sandusky story since day one – has transcribed all of "Jer's" love letters to Victim 4 (plus one to a defense witness). 

You can read the full text of all of them here. But here are some parts that deserve calling out:

Letter 1: I know that I have made my share of mistakes.

Letter 2: [in its entirety] Jerry ruins The Platters for you:

Yes, I am a “Great Pretender.” I pretend that I can sing. I pretend about many things. However, I can’t pretend about my feelings and want you to always remember that I care.  

Not always a pretender – “Jer” 


Letter 3: Jerry evokes Forrest Gump

As you know, I am very emotional and kind of let everything out. I’m not good at hiding my feelings. I have many “Forrest Gump” qualities and I thought a lot about that more as I was driving home. As you would expect, I cried at that movie. 


And signed: 


Forrest Jer 


Letter 4: This one gets the most uncomfortable:

Jer believes that there will always be something special inside (Victim 4). 

He hopes that it will last, return, if it has left. The players miss him. 

They say, “come back, (Victim 4)!” “Stay with us, (Victim 4)!” Jer would love to have the good times back. The players shout, “be with us to the end!”

Jer would love to hear “Tell me another story, Jer.” Jer may not be worthy, but he needs a “best friend.” It doesn’t look real good. 

Jer understands life and its changes. He’s proud, too proud to beg for a friend, extended family member. The story will end the way (Victim 4) wants it. Jer wants to be there to the end, but that’s (Victim 4)’s call. If (Victim 4) ever needs him, he’ll come. 

Regardless, they have had an experience that others won’t. Jer will not forget and always care!


Letter 5: We are!

We’ve been here, made it through some challenges. We want to always be there for you!

With some hope and a lot of caring.

We are,



Letter 6: [in its entirety] A poem to a defense witness:


Thanks for the memory!

Thanks for being so warm and friendly!

Thanks for your special touch!

Thanks for trying so much!

Thanks for being a very best friend!

Thanks for your willingness to care to the end!

Thanks for all you say and do!

Thanks, mostly for just being you.  

Happy birthday, 



I’m going to go throw up now. BRB.


  • 3 Finger Lenny June 22, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Jer being Jer

  • The most interesting Phillies fan on my street. June 22, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Someone should cut his pee pee off with pruning shears and smash his balls in a vice. In no particular order of course.

  • Uncle Meat June 22, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    why didn’t his adopted son come forward sooner? Like, BEFORE the jury went to deliberations???

  • Hopdevil June 22, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Why it’s taking longer then five minutes to deliberate is beyond me.

  • Scummy June 22, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Come on guys…”Forrest Jer”? That’s pretty good. You gotta give him some credit for that one.

  • Milt Thompson June 22, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    “Life is like a lockeroom shower, you never know what your gonna get”

  • LemurCat June 22, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    His adopted son didn’t testify to keep Sandusky off the stand, testifying in his own defense. You folks DO realize that even if a witness wants to testify, the prosecution doesn’t always let them for various strategic reasons.

  • ThePhillyFlash June 22, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    URGH! That stuff was seriously vile. The sooner Sandusky is thrown down the deepest hole, the better.

  • A guy June 23, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Taken directly from deadspin

  • f June 24, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Funny I don’t recall forest gump raping boys in that movie.
    Maybe he was thinking of Jenny’s child molesting dad?

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