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Jerry Jones was Briefly Locked Out of the Cowboys Locker Room Last Night

Kyle Scott - November 5, 2012


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Fun performed (quite well) on Saturday Night Live. And you know what else was fun this weekend? The Dallas Cowboys falling apart even more grotesquely than the Eagles.

The Falcons, once again playing the role of organization destroyer, beat the Cowboys, 19-13, last night. After the game, Jerry Jones was reportedly locked out of his team’s locker room. Matt Barrie of NBC in Dallas, via Pro Football Talk:

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It wasn’t intentional (allegedly) and Jones eventually made his way in: [NFL.com]

Barre joined "NFL AM" on Monday morning to confirm the story, noting that Jones eventually made his way into the locker room to field questions from reporters. That makes sense. After all, Jones is master and commander of the Cowboys. All of this is his. He's not a man you leave on the outside looking in.

 

That's fun.

Video: Jason Sudeikis Plays Jerry Sandusky on SNL

Kyle Scott - October 14, 2012

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Jason Sudeikis, who performed his usual outstanding Joe Biden impersonation in the cold open of last night’s Saturday Night Live, played Jerry Sandusky in this spoof of the Gillette Masters of Style commercial. It’s completely random, and somewhat simplistic, but when watched live the comedic timing was perfect.

Watch the video after the jump (bonus video of the debate spoof and Tech Talk included).

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Jerry Sandusky Sentenced to 30-60 Years in Jail

Kyle Scott - October 9, 2012

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Papa Jer was sentenced to not less than 30 years and not more than 60 years in prison, with credit for time served. That's significantly less than the maximum he was facing, but it probably won't matter. Judge Cleland described his decision thusly:

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Sandusky, 68, would be eligible to get out of jail when he’s 98. So, his sentence is, in effect, a life sentence. 

In the courtroom, Sandusky reportedly repeated “I did not do these disgusting acts.” Several victims spoke, quite colorfully, about the damage Sandusky inflicted upon them.

Sandusky's terrible lawyers will appeal– they think they weren't given enough time to prepare for the trial.

via CNN, Patriot News

Jerry Sandusky Releases Statement From Jail, Blames Accusers

Kyle Scott - October 8, 2012

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Papa Jer will speak at his sentencing hearing tomorrow. But tonight, PSU ComRadio obtained an exclusive audio statement from Sandusky. He admitted no wrongdoing and claimed to only have one sexual partner since marriage– his wife.  The full translation via PSUComMedia.com, with notable parts bolded, for your reading ire:

"I’m responding to the worst loss of my life. First, I looked at myself. Over and over, I asked why? Why didn’t we have a fair opportunity to prepare for trial? Why have so many people suffered as a result of false allegations? What’s the purpose? Maybe it will help others; some vulnerable children who could be abused, might not be because of all the publicity. That would be nice, but I’m not sure about it. I would cherish the opportunity to become a candle for others, as they have been a light for me. They could take away my life, they could make me out as a monster, they could treat me as a monster, but they can’t take away my heart. In my heart, I know I did not do these alleged disgusting acts. My wife has been my only sex partner that was after marriage. Our love continues. A young man who was dramatic a veteran accuser, and always sought attention, started everything. He was joined by a well-orchestrated effort of the media, investigators, the system, Penn State, psychologists, civil attorneys and other accusers. They won. I’ve wondered what they really won: Attention, financial gain, prestige… will all be temporary. Before you blame me, as others have, look at everything and everybody. Look at the preparation for the trial and the trial. Compare it to others. Think about what happened. Why, and who made it happen? Evaluate the accusers and their families. Realize they didn’t come out of isolation. The accusers were products of many more people and experiences than me. Look at their confidants and their honesty. Think about how easy it was for them to turn on me given the information, attention and potential perks. I never labeled or put down them or their families. I tried and I cared, then asked for the same. Please realize all came to the Second Mile because of issues. Some of those may remain. We will continue to fight. We didn’t lose the proven facts, evidence, accurate locations and times. Anything can be said. We lost to speculation and stories that were influenced by people who wanted to convict me. We must fight unfairness and consistency and dishonesty. People need to be portrayed for who they really are. We’ve not been complainers. When we couldn’t have kids, we adopted. When we didn’t have time to prepare for a trial, we still gave it our best. We will fight for another chance. We have given many second chances, and now we’ll ask for one. It will take more than our effort. Justice will have to be more than just a word; fairness more than just a dream. It will take others: somebody apolitical with the courage to listen, to think about the unfairness, to have the guts to stand up and take the road less traveled. I ask for the strength to handle everything and willingness to surrender only to God, regardless of the outcome."

You can listen to the audio here.

Touch: Malcolm Gladwell on Jerry Sandusky

Kyle Scott - September 20, 2012

In today’s must-read stories: I’d suggest you spend some time with Malcolm Gladwell as he deconstructs Jerry Sandusky. Surprisingly, Gladwell didn’t liken Jer to a Jewish lawyer from New York, or blame his tendencies on his inability to spend time with computer terminals at the University of Washington. Instead, this: [New Yorker]

We now know what Sandusky was really doing with the Second Mile. He was setting up a pipeline of young troubled boys. Just as important, though, he was establishing his bona fides. Psychologists call this “grooming”—the process by which child molesters ingratiate themselves into the communities they wish to exploit. “Many molesters confirmed that they would spend anywhere from two to three years getting established in a new community before molesting any children,” van Dam writes. One pedophile she interviewed would hang out in bars, looking for adults who seemed to be having difficulties at home. He would lend a comforting ear, and then start to help out. 

 

It’s long, but worth your time. Or your lunch break. Read it here.

I’d also highly recommend you swing by the Malcolm Gladwell book generator to see what’s on the horizon from Gladwell:

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Joe Amendola to Admit He’s Pretty Much Worst Attorney in the World

Kyle Scott - September 5, 2012

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This story, case and saga will never go away, but the worst attorney in the world, Joe Amendola, might.

Well, sort of.

Speaking to Patriot-News reporter Sara Ganim, Amendola said he will testify that he’s too inadequate to work on Jerry Sandusky’s appeal:

By the end of the year, Amendola will have stepped aside from the Sandusky case.

His plan is to sacrifice his ego, take the stand and declare himself an ineffective attorney in an attempt to help his client get a new trial.

It’s a tactic he has used before. A few years ago, after losing a rape case, he hired a Philadelphia attorney to handle the appeal, took the stand and called himself incompetent to help the 20-something college student who had been convicted.

Becoming a witness in the case means he will no longer be Sandusky’s attorney.

 

Well! Welcome to the world, Joe. 

Not that he wasn’t handed one of the most unwinnable cases ever, but from the outset it was clear that Amendola was in over his head. That thought was hammered home when, just moments after his client got put away for likely the rest of his life, Joe was a bucket of chuckles with Anderson Cooper on CNN.

And – here comes the big prestige – Amendola wants to… wait for it… keep waiting… almost there… be on TV!

It might be the right time to try something new.

“Legal consultant,” he says, containing a smirk. “For a network.”

He’s talking about the “talking heads” who called him a moron, who criticized him for his decisions and tactics throughout the Sandusky case.

“That probably is the most appealing thing so far, because it removes all the nonsense,” he said. “I think I make sense when I try to explain things. Journalists would say, ‘Enough already, Joe. Enough with the talking.’ But I answered the questions.”

A contract with a network could give him time to teach on the side. Maybe even have time to write a book.

It’s at the top of his mental list.

 

We didn’t see this coming. No, the press conferences, media parties, and general buffoonery were clearly about getting his client off the hook, not about making Joe Amendola a household name. Clearly. 

Right.

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Unfortunate Lyric Leads PSU To Discontinue Use Of “Sweet Caroline” During Football Games

Ryan Gillon - August 27, 2012

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First, Penn State made the decision to make slight alterations to the current uniforms. For the first time in history, names of the players will be featured on the back of the jerseys. Now, another change is being made in light of the recent events at Penn State.
 
The school will discontinue its use of "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond, namely because of the lyrics in the song. Sounds kind of odd to nix a Neil song for lyrical content, but considering the sensitivity surrounding PSU, there is one lyric that could potentially ruffle feathers, and the university isn't taking any chance.
 
Dan Duquette Jr. of NESN elaborates on an article from the Altoona Mirror:
The school is discontinuing its tradition of singing "Sweet Caroline" during games due to concerns raised by school officials in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, according to The Altoona Mirror. In particular, the school was worried that the "touching me, touching you" lyrics of the song would be pereceived as inappropriate in the wake of PSU's child sex abuse scandal.
 
Smart move in my opinion. It seems small, but I'm picturing that moment on Saturday when everyone at Beaver Stadium looks at each other uncomfortably after singing that lyric at the top of their lungs…
 
The Altoona Mirror article highlights a number of other gameday changes the university has made in a piece called "Tweaking the Tradition". Worth a read.
 
The Nittany Lions kick off their 2012 season Saturday at 12:00 pm against Ohio.
 
You can follow Ryan Gillon on Twitter @SeriouslyRyan

This Guy Says He was Offered $200 to Have Sex With Jerry Sandusky in 1979 and 1980 as Part of a Child Sex Ring

Kyle Scott - August 15, 2012

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Back in November, just days after the Jerry Sandusky story broke, Mark Madden, a sometimes blowhard radio host and columnist from Pittsburgh, was telling anyone who would listen about an alleged investigation that focused on a child porn ring in which young boys were pimped out to Second Mile donors. 

At the time, that tale seemed a bit far-fetched, but it made its rounds in the media and on this site. The story quickly went away, though, and there were no more (legitimate) mentions of it. Until last Friday. That’s when CBS and Radar Online released similar but separate reports that said Sandusky was being investigated for his part in a child porn ring that sent letters to and illegal photos of children across state lines and, maybe, shared rape victims.

[We detailed those reports on Monday.]

Suddenly, that whole “it goes deeper than just Sandusky” sentiment that many assumed, but didn’t want to acknowledge, was given a shred of credibility.

One man, who had already hinted at the existence of a porn ring, was finally given a foundation to support his wild tale.

Greg Bucceroni, 49, garnered quite a bit of intertube attention for himself last week when he commented on a Daily Collegian article (Penn State student newspaper), alleging that he was abused over 250 times by Philadelphia businessman Ed Savitz, who died in 1993 while awaiting trial on a litany of disgusting charges. Savitz, Bucceroni wrote, was involved in a child porn ring that included the Second Mile, Sandusky, mobsters, and seemingly everyone from Jimmy Hoffa to the Loch Ness Monster. His assertions were not unlike many website comments, meaning that they were certainly thought-provoking, intriguing, and perhaps damning, but provided little evidence to back up extraordinary claims (because, no, Nessy never attended a Second Mile fundraiser– we looked into it).

Though there were the obvious red flags that go with most comments, Bucceroni’s story was a bit different. He used his real name (a rarity) and, as it turns out, has told his story to major publications, including the Philadelphia Inquirer and New York Daily News. He also works as a school police officer and is part of a crime-fighting task force.

Last December, Bucceroni, spurred by recent events at Penn State, told the Inquirer of the horrible, deviant and vile abuse he suffered at the hands of Savitz from 1977-1980. Bucceroni made no mention of Sandusky, however.

In July, Bucceroni told the New York Daily News about his abuse… and the time  Savitz drove him to a Second Mile fundraiser to hand deliver his enrollment forms for the charity to The Coach, Jerry Sandusky.

More recently, last Thursday, just a day before the CBS and Radar Online released their reports, Bucceroni spoke to WJAC TV in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, telling them about his encounters with Sandusky.

The next day, the reports of an FBI investigation into Sandusky’s participation in a child porn ring came out and, suddenly, Bucceroni’s claims didn’t seem that far-fetched.

I spoke with Bucceroni for nearly three hours on Sunday night, and what he had to say was, for lack of a better word, disturbing.

[What follows is an extremely graphic account of alleged illicit child sexual abuse and the pimping out of young boys to men, including Jerry Sandusky. The language included is NSFW and, even for this site, quite graphic.]

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