Penn State Case Against Sandusky About to Blow Up

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    I knew that there had to be something wrong with Mike McQueary's statement that he saw Jerry Sandusky sodomizing a young boy in the shower. Anyone in their right mind would have put an immediate stop to it and called police. Instead, McQueary went on to notify Coach Paterno.

    But now we are hearing statements from McQueary's family members and others that he only heard sexual sounds coming from the shower. He never actually witnessed anything. While this does not change what Sandusky may or may not have done, it sure does begin to shoot a hole in the prosecution's case from their most important witness. It also puts McQueary in a very bad spot, because now it is looking as if he perjured himself before the Grand Jury.

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    I do believe that if McQueary witnessed what he reasonably believed to be a felonious sexual assault on a child without reporting it to the police - he should pay the penalty for that, be it a fine, probation, or even prison time - in addition to any lies he told on the stand.


    That being said - I don't think people are looking at this in the right context. Its not like McQueary walked into a room and saw (heard?) some stranger assaulting some kid. Sandusky was the most powerful man in the program outside of Paterno - at the time McQueary was a complete nobody, a graduate assistant, starting a career. If he had made accusations against Sandusky that could not be otherwise supported, he would have lost his job and probably never worked in football again. It is reasonable to believe that these accusations would not have been supported - because if the victim doesn't report the crime, why would the victim testify truthfully about it? Then its just some punk nobody grad asst. making accusations against the 2nd most powerful man in Penn St. football.

    Those circumstances should mitigate his penalty - but in the end, are no excuse for failure to act. We all have to make potential sacrifices to do what's right sometimes.


    Either way though, this is only one of the charges. How many counts are against Sandusky? How many accusers? Unless this is some massive conspiracy of dozens of people willing to testify on the public record that horrible sexual things were done to them - I don't see how he won't go down hard for this one. If I were Sandusky I'd just kill myself.
     
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    so mcquery will be the scape goat......who didnt see that coming....still wont blow up the case....you have so many others saying the same thing....and you still have the janitor who told people what he saw....
     
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    Sandusky has the support of the left. He was exercising a lifestyle choice.
     
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    Bullshit.

    This is not a partisan issue.
     
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    I don't believe in neg repping people, so I didn't, but you damn well deserve it for that bullshit statement.
     
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    I'm still in wait and see mode, but I do believe you are correct. We have only heard bits and pieces so far. Even with that, there are so many that it would have to be a major conspiracy if it were all untrue.
     
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    The doctrine of presumption of guilt will never change in the court of public opinion.
     
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    I don't know what neg repping means.

    However, is the statement untrue?
     
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