It’s probably safe to say that the Penn State sex scandal is one of the most pervasive topics in all of media right now, and since new facts are still coming in by the hour, it’s way too soon to offer any meaningful analysis, but I thought it would be helpful to provide a synopsis of resources and perspectives.
1. Fellow NJ attorney Chris Fusco offers us all some wise words so as not to be swept away by the suddenness, as the story of this scandal is still in its infancy. We don’t have all the facts — read Sports in the Courts Blog.
2. In his Athletes in Court blog, Tennessee attorney Lee Davis gives a pretty good reason that Penn State AD Tim Curley is the one to blame here (not JoePa). also provides a link to the 23-page grand jury indictment of Jerry Sandusky.
3. Deadspin.com is always a great resource if you’re looking for the real dirt in anything sports-related. They’re like the TMZ of the wide world of sports. Although there are eight alleged victims referenced in the grand jury’s indictment, Deadspin says there could now be as many as twenty victims.
4. Yesterday Deadspin reported that Jerry Sandusky’s 1986 National Championship ring was listed for sale on eBay. I checked the link, and the ring is not posted there, but I have no idea whether it was there and has since been removed (by the seller or even by eBay).
5. If you want to follow the scandal in real time, here is a helpful list of people to follow on Twitter, for up-to-the-minute news and developments:
@Ben_Jones88 — Ben Jones, Reporter, StateCollege.com and BlackShoeDiaries.com
@sganim — Sara Ganim, Crime Reporter, Patriot-News (Harrisburg)
@PeteThamelNYT — Pete Thamel, National College Sports Reporter, New York Times
@penn_state — Official Twitter stream of Penn State University
@jakemkaplan — Jake Kaplan, covers Penn State Football for the Philadelphia Inquirer
@bfeldmancbs — Bruce Feldman, College Football reporter, CBS Sports
@macqb11 — Matt McGloin, Penn State starting QB
@YahooForde — Pat Forde, College Football Reporter, Yahoo! Sports
@phillysport — Sports section, Philly.com
@jimbaumbach — Sports Reporter, Newsday
@DanWetzel — National Sports Columnist, Yahoo! Sports
@nittanyrich — Richard Scarcella covers Penn State football for the Reading Eagle Newspaper
@OnwardState — Onward State is “an online news organization serving the Penn State and State College community”
@ScottPaterno — Scott Paterno, JoePa’s son
@YESKimJones — Kim Jones, reporter for YES
@markcviera — Mark Viera, New York Times