I’ve been thinking about Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football coach and convicted serial child molester. Sandusky is in prison, and his earliest opportunity for release will come when he’s 98 years old. So it goes, as Vonnegut might say. Justice for the victims of this horrific, prolific sexual predator was a long time coming, in part because he was shielded by head coach Joe Paterno, the athletic department and the university. Wikipedia helpfully reminds us of Maureen Dowd’s words: “Like the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy, the Penn State hierarchy appears to have covered up pedophile crimes to protect its brand.” Just like the rest of us, Sandusky will die someday, and when he does, there’ll be those who insist on sidestepping the coach’s voluminous crimes as a sexual predator in favor of touting the positive impact he had on so many athletes—still busily ...Read more