Old Sandusky Interview on Kids Turns Creepy

Charity head resigns; Paterno's name off Big Ten trophy
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Nov 14, 2011 1:41 PM CST

(Newser) – A 1987 NBC interview with Jerry Sandusky looks a lot different through the lens of the past week’s events, the Huffington Post notes. The former Penn State coach chats about the “trust” he’s trying to develop with at-risk kids through his Second Mile charity. Remember, all of the boys who say they were sexually abused met Sandusky through Second Mile. “I enjoy being around children. I enjoy their enthusiasm I just have a good time with them,” he says. “Everybody needs people to care for them. Sometimes they don't want it.”

“Sometimes they don't understand what you're trying to do, but they want to be disciplined,” he continues. “Kids are growing up awfully fast today.” Now, the charity’s head has resigned after 28 years, CNN reports. The vice-chairman will take over as the group holds an internal investigation to make “recommendations regarding the organization's future operations," its board says. Meanwhile, Joe Paterno’s name is being scratched from a Big Ten trophy. “The trophy and its namesake are intended to be celebratory and aspirational, not controversial,” says the Big Ten's commissioner. (Back to the alleged victims: read about one who plans to sue.)

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