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Ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky receives 30-60 year sentence for child sex abuse

Ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky receives 30-60 year sentence for child sex abuse | Ethics in Football 4485088 |

Via CBS News:


BELLEFONTE, PA. -- Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to at least 30 years in prison — effectively a life sentence — in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno's downfall.


Judge John Cleland sentenced him to 30 year minimum to 60 years maximum in prison. Under Pennsylvania law, Sandusky cannot be released on parole before the minimum term is up.


A defiant Sandusky gave a long, rambling statement in which he denied the allegations and talked about his life in prison and the pain of being away from his family.


The 68-year-old former Penn State assistant coach was found guilty in June of 45 counts of child sexual abuse, convicted of molesting 10 boys over a 15-year period. Witnesses said Sandusky used the charitable organization he founded for troubled children as his personal hunting ground to find and groom boys to become his victims.


His arrest 11 months ago, and the details that came out during his trial over the summer, transformed Sandusky's public image from a college coach who had been widely admired for his work with The Second Mile charity into that of a reviled pervert who preyed on the very youngsters who sought his help.


Eight of the boys he was found guilty of molesting testified at his trial, describing a range of abuse that included fondling, oral sex and anal intercourse. One of the prosecution's star witnesses, former graduate assistant Mike McQueary, testified that he saw Sandusky raping a boy in a locker room shower.


At today's sentencing hearing a victim impact statement from Victim #1 was read: "I have tried to think of the words that would describe how Jerry Sandusky has impacted my life. It all began with Jerry Sandusky building my trust over a long period of time. Then came the ultimate betrayal. My psychologist describes it as PTSD - I describe it as emotional agony. To the end Jerry Sandusky wanted to manipulate and abuse each of the victims. No remorse, only evil..."


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Via Billy Corben
Bryan G.'s insight:

This has to be one of the most worst cases in history. You were looked upon as a role model but you took innocence from children.

Tyrone Butler's curator insight, February 17, 2013 7:49 PM

Why didn't anyone stop him?

Michael 's curator insight, November 21, 2014 11:08 AM

In the previous article i scooped i said that 'it can happen to anybody any age" this article proves it this coach was abusing 15 year old teens and this shows that no matter what the age you can get abused.

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Patriots Star Aaron Hernandez Of Bristol Arrested

Patriots Star Aaron Hernandez Of Bristol Arrested | Ethics in Football 4485088 |
New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez of Bristol was arrested Wednesday, possible in connection with the shooting death of the boyfriend of his girlfriend's sister.
Bryan G.'s insight:

Hernandez was a part of a team that prides itself on winning. That is all thrown away in a matter of days all because you refuse to grow up.

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NFL suspensions 2014: Robert Mathis, Daryl Washington among others

NFL suspensions 2014: Robert Mathis, Daryl Washington among others | Ethics in Football 4485088 |

Some of the biggest names in the sport have already been banned, headlined by a pair of top-notch linebackers. Every year, the NFL tried to crack down on players using performance-enhancing drugs and illegal substances of any kind, including drugs such as marijuana. This offseason is not...

Via Peeps Talks
Bryan G.'s insight:

You make millions of dollars playing a child's game. You know the rules. The commissioner is hard nosed on doping and protecting the shield. Just one question gentlemen, why throw that away for a band aid?

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Golden Tate's Hit and Ever-Evolving Ethics of Football

Golden Tate's Hit and Ever-Evolving Ethics of Football | Ethics in Football 4485088 |

This is an ethical issue we reach in football when it comes to coaching the sport that is know to be brutal and violent.  Coaches at all levels want to win.  Granted, the higher the level of the sport, the more pressure to do so, but at what cost.  Ethically, coaches need to be concerned with the safety of their players and the opposing team.  Back in September, Golden Tate from Seattle Seahawks hits Dallas Cowboy Linebacker Sean Lee hard.  Sends him flying hard.  But what is the outcome of the bodies that recieved and gave the hit?  Team mates and coaches get fired up at hits like this not thinking about the long term affects of what just happened to two athletes.  This kind of tugs at your ethics as a coach.  Coaches teach controlled violence in a sport like football, but how much becomes too much? 

Via Ben Abair, Kristen Towns, Rafael Rhodes, Susan, Julia J Breen
Bryan G.'s insight:

Players are now becoming more aware of the dangers of "big hits" and now the focus shifts towards the coaches. Should coaches allow their players to act "lawless"?

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Colts owner Jim Irsay arrested for OWI

Colts owner Jim Irsay arrested for OWI | Ethics in Football 4485088 |
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was booked into jail early Monday morning on charges of operating while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance.

Via Jason S. Dunkle
Bryan G.'s insight:

Not only are players being arrested for making bad decisions, now we have owners doing the same thing. Really? you have all this money and you to cheap to take a cab. All I can say is wow.

Jason S. Dunkle's curator insight, March 18, 2014 9:09 AM

Drugs and alcohol ruin the lives of even the wealthiest and most powerful people.  Let's hope that Irsay gets the help that he needs and returns to his life of sobriety.

David Slepkow's curator insight, October 29, 2014 3:33 AM

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Denver Broncos News: Wes Welker Suspended Four Games After Testing Positive For MDMA

The Denver Broncos will be without Wes Welker for the first four games of the season after the star wide ..

Via Vanessa Cheer
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Wes Welker was one of the most highly regarded players on the Denver Broncos squad. Now for the first four games, he would not be on  the field. He made a conscious and ethical decision to do what he did.

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Confronting Sexual Abuse and Harassment by Sport Coaches: A Need for a National Effort

The result is athletes across all sports becoming victims of sexual exploitation as consenting or non-consenting minors or adults and coach/perpetrators caught only after numerous transgressions and/or continuing to coach after deals are struck to protect the organization.    

It is probably the biggest problem confronting sport today,' says Professor Celia Brackenridge, who has been researching sex abuse in sport for more than 15 years. 'Everyone talks about the perils of doping, but if there were 100 drugs cases under investigation in football, or 60 in swimming, or 40 in tennis, there would be uproar. Yet that's the scale of the problem with sex abuse today.'(Observer Sports Monthly April 2002)

Via Amanda Mueller
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Code of Ethics for Football Coaches

Code of Ethics for Football Coaches | Ethics in Football 4485088 |
Code Of Ethics For Football Coaches. A code of ethics for football coaches is very much at the forefront in youth football, and often comes into play at the high school level as well.

Via Joshua Hansen
Bryan G.'s insight:

More often than not, there are more instances that high school coaches care more about winning. But we see that trend is turning away from that and more care is taken with the players and teaching life lessons is becoming the new gameplan

Matthew Sosby's curator insight, July 17, 4:08 PM

Coaching youth sports is chock full of times where our personal and professional ethics are put to a premium.  How we present ourselves to the youth can provide a positive impact on their lives.