A grand jury is investigating allegations that "Penn State football legend" Jerry Sandusky indecently assaulted a 15-year-old boy over the course of a four-year period. Both Joe Paterno and Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley were called to appear, according to the Patriot-News newspaper in central Pennsylvania.
Since his retirement from coaching in 1999, and until last fall, Sandusky ran a non-profit which led summer and year-round camps for kids. There were whispers and rumors of misconduct after he left.
Those whispers and rumors make his choice of autobiography title all the more unfortunate, in a retrospective sense. Yeah, he named the book "Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story." Of course he did.
It's available on Amazon for anywhere from $1.96 for a used paperback to $59.95 for the leather-bound issue. They both come highly recommended:
Whe[n] you finish this book you wish it was longer. Like a good movie you do not want it to end.
It describes a man who has done some great things to help others. How many college football coaches would turn down 3 head coaching opportunities at big-time schools to stay in "Happy Valley"[?]
A couple who could not have their own children. Then adopted 6. Not all in infancy.
A man who took in foster children and at the same time ran the defense for one of college football's elite teams for 23 years.
A kid who never grew up.
Yet a person who is so selfless it defies human ego. Everyone reading this should do themselves a moral favor and contribute money to the Second Mile.