Before being sentenced this week to 30 to 60 years in prison for molesting boys, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had his say. What a pathetic waste of time it was.
Sandusky rambled for about 15 minutes, telling the judge that, “I’ve forgiven, I’ve been forgiven. I’ve comforted others, I’ve been comforted. I’ve been kissed by dogs, I’ve been bit by dogs.” He added that, “I’ve conformed. I’ve also been different. I’ve been me.” At another point he said, “In my heart, I know I did not do these alleged disgusting acts.”
A jury in June had no trouble finding Sandusky guilty of 45 counts of abusing 10 boys over a period of years. He used his position in the community as an entree to have his way with them, and has been delusional since the scandal unfolded last year. Clearly nothing has changed.
Even if the judge goes with just 30 years in prison, it’s essentially a life sentence for the 68-year-old Sandusky. He certainly earned it.