Following the conclusion of the Jerry Sandusky trial and the jury finding him guilty of 45 of the 48 counts against him, I am reposting Justice for All, written November 14, 2011. A lot has occurred since that time, former Penn State coach Joe Paterno was fired following a 46 year career and later passed away from lung cancer, other Penn State employees were also terminated and are facing perjury charges as well as a host of other issues stemming from the scandal. However, my heart goes out to the many victims who were and will continue to be affected by this horrible situation. However, seeing justice served is a step in the right direction and I hope the open wounds will begin to heal.
No matter how hard I try not to admit it, after living in Pennsylvania for more than 18 years, a little bit of the blue state did rub off on me. Needless to say, during the past two weeks, it has been difficult thinking of the circumstances involving the infamous Pennsylvania State University. In fact, when living in PA, you quickly learn there really is no other college in the state of its caliber where its alumni rally behind, attend football games way into retirement, name as beneficiaries in estates and support every decision made by the college’s football coaching staff. For students who knew they wanted to attend Penn State while in high school but lived in another state, their parents relocated to Pennsylvania to increase the odds of acceptance. I know, I have one friend who did this for her son.
Then, scandal dealt its ugly blow. During one…
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