Jerry Sundusky, the accused pedophile from Penn State whose sex scandal toppled Joe Paterno’s half-century coaching regime, may have also pimped the little boys to wealthy donors of the foundation he headed.
The same journalist, Pittsburgh radio host Mark Madden, who wrote the story of a Penn State cover-up back in April when most of the country tried to ignore the mushrooming scandal, now says Sandusky may have not only sodomized multiple pre-teen boys, he might also have auctioned off the boys to the highest wealthy bidders who contributed to the Second Mile Foundation.
On Thursday morning, just hours after legendary head coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier were dismissed by the school’s board of trustees, Madden provided his thoughts on WEEI’s “The Dennis and Callahan Show” what he will be the next big breaking story from tainted Pennsylvania State University. What he offered up was even more sickening and revolting than the egregious acts that Sandusky is already accused of.
“I can give you a rumor and I can give you something I think might happen,” Madden told John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. “I hear there’s a rumor that there will be a more shocking development from the Second Mile Foundation — and hold on to your stomachs, boys, this is gross, I will use the only language I can — that Jerry Sandusky and Second Mile were pimping out young boys to rich donors. That was being investigated by two prominent columnists even as I speak.”
Madden has increased credibility because he wrote a story back in the spring expressing outrage that no one at Penn State — nor the state of Pennsylvania for that matter — had come up with satisfactory public answers as to why Sandusky was forced into retirement suddenly in 1999 yet was given unlimited access to the PSU campus, locker rooms and was allowed to continue to camouflage his bestial nature under the guise of a foundation for a couple of more years. Although he’s accused of sexually assaulting “only” eight boys, most believe that Sandusky was an evil predator who hunted down dozens of defenseless boys from disadvantaged situations and then devoured their innocence forever. And, according to Madden, he passed the boys around like a blunt.
What’s even more disturbing about the ousted Paterno and the PSU power structure is that it’s becoming increasingly clear that they did not report Sandusky to the police in exchange for a quiet retirement. Sandusky, the man who built Penn State into “Linebacker U” and was in his coaching prime who was sought out by many other schools to lead their programs, suddenly dropped off the football landscape. And the entire football community in America pretty much had an idea as to why.
“The other thing I think that may eventually become uncovered, and I talked about this in my original article back in April, is that I think they’ll find out that Jerry Sandusky was told that he had to retire in exchange for a cover-up,” Madden said. “If you look at the time line, that makes perfect sense, doesn’t it?” Madden asked rhetorically.
“My opinion is when Sandusky quit, everybody knew — not just at Penn State,” Madden added. “I think it was a very poorly kept secret about college football in general, and that is why he never coached in college football again and retired at the relatively young age of 55. [That's] young for a coach, certainly.”
You have a point there, Madden. A very talented coach, in his prime coaching years, and never asked to coach another program after a sudden retirement. It’s beginning to sound like a whole lot more people knew than has been reported thus far.
— terry shropshire