There are some who live very unfortunate lives when all the good they have done is washed down the drain in a jiffy. Despite having a respectable career as a football coach for 4 different teams, no one could have imagined in their wildest of dreams that Jerry Sandusky would end up in the prison for 30 to 60 years (from 9th October 2012) after being convicted of serial child molestation.
Born in Washington, Pennsylvania on 26th January 1944, Jerry Sandusky's full name is Gerald Arthur Sandusky. He was raised in the Methodist Christian faith. Sandusky's wife is Dottie Sandusky, with whom he has been married for over 39 years. Despite all that her husband has been convicted of, she seems to be supporting her husband no matter what. Whether it's because she is scared of him or she seems to act ignorance, we do not know. All we know is that Sandusky has done something that would be shameful to many families.
The criminal charges that Sandusky has been convicted of are indecent assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, criminal intent to commit indecent assault, corruption of minors, unlawful contact with minors, and endangering the welfare of children. Overall, he has also been held responsible for disturbing the mental peace of many neighbours around him. He also vilified the sanctity of The Second Mile, an organisation that he himself had founded to serve underprivileged youth – he would meet his victims at this organisation and then use them for his dirty deeds. That's a shame because out of 52 counts he was charged with, he was found guilty of 45 charges of sex crimes against children.
Apart from this scandal that has blemished his character, Sandusky was an assistant football coach for the most of his life from 1966 to 1999. He also played football at the Penn State University from 1963 to 1965, in the Defensive end position. He served as the graduate assistant in the Penn State for the year 1966, and in 1967 was the assistant for the Juniata College football team. For the long period of 1969 to 1999, he then returned to his former alma mater and employer team, the Penn State.
In the year 1986 and 1999, he was presented with the Assistant Coach of the Year awards. He has also written several books about his coaching experiences. One of such book based on his experience with The Second Mile organization and his coaching career is titled Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story, and it is eerily a reminder of his scandalous life. He is going to write another book while in prison, and his other books include: Developing linebackers the Penn State way (1981), Coaching linebackers (1995), and 101 linebacker drills (1997, co-authored with Cedric X. Bryant).
He has only 149 followers on his twitter page, and that goes on to say how unpopular he is. Usually, a person of his stature (having had a career of a football coach) has at least thousands of fans. But it looks like his karma has got the best of him, and he is losing followers as fast as he can. He doesn't have an Instagram account. Surprisingly, there are some websites that claim that Sandusky is innocent.