Jerry Sandusky, Penn State, and the Culture of Silence
On Sale: April 17, 2012
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The shocking details chronicling how a beloved coach and
esteemed university became enmeshed in one of the worst
scandals in U.S. sports history
It's a scandal that began in a place called Happy Valley.
But it's not as happy as it once was, as the child-sex-abuse
charges against a longtime coach and the conspiracy of
silence surrounding the allegations have rocked America and
Division 1 college sports.
The shocking stories started to pour out after the November
6, 2011, arrest of Jerry Sandusky, a former coach under the
Penn State football legend Joe Paterno. Sandusky had been
Paterno's top lieutenant for thirty-two years. He was also
the founder of a charity, The Second Mile, that devoted
itself to helping disadvantaged youth. It turns out Paterno
was told about an incident involving an underage boy
showering with Sandusky in the football locker room, but
reported the incident to school officials rather than the
The numerous boys in Sandusky's program who have come
forward told a grand jury lurid stories of a sexual predator
who stalked and abused them, sometimes even in the showers
of Penn State's football complex. In Game Over, journalists
Bill Moushey and Bob Dvorchak investigate claims of a
startling cover-up within the Penn State hierarchy that
attempted to protect its football legacy, quite possibly at
the expense of disenfranchised children.
Game Over is filled with the shocking details of how a
culture built around one deified coach with a glorious
vision to have "success with honor" fails to act in the best
interests of the most vulnerable. University president
Graham Spanier has been consumed in this firestorm along
with Joe Paterno himself in what spiraled downward into the
worst scandal in the history of college sports.
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