"Pedobear" Showed Up At The Houston-Penn State Game Today

We got an email, telegram-style, this morning: "Pedobear spotted tailgating outside ticket city bowl in Dallas complete with joepa cleats." We figured it was just a gag tailgate outfit that would never make it into the TicketCity Bowl (at the Cotton Bowl) and that we might not wind up with photographic evidence. Boy,… »1/02/12 6:15pm1/02/12 6:15pm


Dottie Sandusky Maintains Her Husband's Innocence, May Go On Oprah With Him

Dottie Sandusky, who publicly defended her husband's innocence for the first time earlier this month, may join Jerry for another televised interview after the new year. Jerry Sandusky's lawyer, Joe Amendola, told the Harrisburg Patriot-News this week that the two may sit down with Oprah, Barbara Walters, or even… »12/27/11 12:20pm12/27/11 12:20pm

Now There's Yet Another Story About What Mike McQueary Said He Saw Jerry Sandusky Doing In The Penn State Showers

The story from Mike McQueary, the Penn State football assistant who allegedly witnessed Jerry Sandusky anally raping a young boy in 2002, came under scrutiny once again over the weekend when a man present for his first account disputed his testimony. The Harrisburg Patriot-News points out that there are now four… »12/12/11 12:25pm12/12/11 12:25pm

Jerry Sandusky Re-Arrested On Additional Charges That He Performed Oral, Anal Sex On Pre-Teen Boys

Jerry Sandusky was re-arrested on 12 additional charges of sexual abuse today. He was reportedly dressed in a Penn State track suit at the time of his arrest in State College. While "at least" five more people have come forward with allegations against the former football assistant since the original filing on Nov. 4,… »12/07/11 2:30pm12/07/11 2:30pm

Motivated By Costas Interview, Alleged Sandusky Victim Will Testify He Was "Severely Sexually Assaulted"

On Monday night, Jerry Sandusky and his lawyer, Joe Amendola, granted a phone interview to Bob Costas on Rock Center. During the taped segment, Amendola suggested that some of the alleged victims referenced in the grand jury report—particularly the one who, according to the report, Mike McQueary witnessed being anally… »11/16/11 6:45pm11/16/11 6:45pm

Mike McQueary Tells CBS His Emotions Are "Like A Snow Globe," Returns To Al Capone's Vault

CBS hyped up a televised interview with Penn State assistant coach and alleged child rape witness Mike McQueary this afternoon, and then aired a 22-second clip of Armen Keteyian confronting the subject on his front porch. Early in the day, Keteyian had tweeted out that on CBS's evening edition, "Mike McQueary breaks… »11/15/11 7:15pm11/15/11 7:15pm

Bob Costas Found Out He Was Interviewing Jerry Sandusky Just 15 Minutes Before They Spoke

Like many of you, we've been wondering how in the world Bob Costas managed to snag an exclusive phone interview with accused child rapist Jerry Sandusky for NBC's Rock Center last night. It seemed to be a safe enough presumption that NBC might have paid for the rights to the 15-20 minute talk—more clips will air on… »11/15/11 6:05pm11/15/11 6:05pm

"I Enjoy Young People": Sandusky Thinks It Over, Tells Bob Costas He's Not Sexually Attracted To Young Boys

Bob Costas somehow managed to secure a phone interview with Jerry Sandusky on NBC's new newsmagazine show, Rock Center this evening, and he did as good a job one could have done under such bizarre circumstances. He also, it should be noted, managed to include the phrase "slap-slap-slapping" on national television. »11/14/11 10:39pm11/14/11 10:39pm

"This Is Almost Like A Modern Day Crucifixion": Penn State Players React To Paterno's Dismissal

Last night, the members of the Penn State football team watched the man who more than likely played a major role in bringing them to Happy Valley get unceremoniously canned. While thousands of other students took to the streets to tip over news vans and get pepper-sprayed, the current Nittany Lions elected to share… »11/10/11 6:50pm11/10/11 6:50pm

The Strange Details Of The Phone Call That Made Joe Paterno's Termination Official

When Joe Paterno emerged from his house on McKee Street last night to address the gathered students and supporters, he mentioned, as he struggled to thank them for showing up, a phone call: "I'm out of it, maybe, now," he said. "That phone call put me out of it. But we'll go from there, OK?" »11/10/11 12:20pm11/10/11 12:20pm

Watch All 22 Uncomfortable Minutes Of The PSU Trustees' Presser Announcing Joe Paterno's Dismissal

John Surma, CEO of U.S. Steel and vice chairman of Penn State's Board of Trustees, sat through a hell of a press conference this evening. The gathered media did not practice anything resembling neutrality—wait until after Surma makes the initial statement for things to heat up—and it ended with lots of journalists… »11/10/11 12:49am11/10/11 12:49am

Sandusky's Lawyer Says Client Is "Distraught" Over Paterno's Retirement

Sandusky's attorney, Joe Amendola, said today that his client learned of Joe Paterno's plans to retire and "is 'distraught' over the latest developments at Penn State. While Sandusky maintains he is innocent, 'he is saddened by what is happening to the reputation of Penn State,' Amendola said. 'He feels absolutely… »11/09/11 6:30pm11/09/11 6:30pm

Nike Has No Comment On Penn State, Does Have A Child Care Center In Oregon Named For Joe Paterno (UPDATE: Nike Has No Comment On That, Either)

In case you haven't noticed yet, the corporate brand on Penn State's uniforms is a swoosh. We though it'd make sense to reach out to the folks at Nike and ask what they thought of the Sandusky affair. Did they plan on altering their business relationship with the school? Would the swoosh continue to appear on Penn… »11/09/11 6:20pm11/09/11 6:20pm

Whatever They Want To Say: How Media Outlets Handled Joe Paterno's Weird Quote Last Night

Late last night, Joe Paterno emerged from his ranch house on McKee Street in State College and spoke to a crowd of students and supporters who'd staked out on his front lawn for hours. He seemed very happy to see them all there and told them as much: "It's hard for me to tell you how much this means to me." »11/09/11 5:10pm11/09/11 5:10pm

Penn State AD Tim Curley Will No Longer Receive Award For Nation's Top College Athletics Administrator

Penn State athletic director Tim Curley—currently on an administrative leave as the investigation into Jerry Sandusky's alleged child abuse continues—was awarded with the nation's top honor for a college athletics administrator back in June. The National Football Foundation (NFF), which administers the award,… »11/09/11 2:45pm11/09/11 2:45pm

Report: PSU President Graham Spanier Will Quit Or Be Voted Out By End Of Day

Lehigh Valley's Express-Times reports that Penn State president Graham Spanier will either leave his post or be voted out by the university's trustees by the end of the day. Spanier allegedly learned that former football assistant Jerry Sandusky had been seen "horsing around in the shower" with a young boy in March… »11/09/11 1:23pm11/09/11 1:23pm

"I Want To Believe It's Not True": An Interview With The Co-Author Of Jerry Sandusky's Book, Touched

In 1991, Jerry Sandusky approached Kip Richeal, a former equipment manager with the Nittany Lions, and asked him to co-write a biographical book about the coach's life. Richeal, who'd known Sandusky since he was an 18-year-old freshman and who'd studied journalism at Penn State, agreed to the job. For a while,… »11/07/11 6:20pm11/07/11 6:20pm