This is a series of publications entitled, “Myth vs. Fact: Jerry Sandusky and The Second Mile Scandal.” We will outline the perceived notion in the public, or that which has been inaccurately reported by the press, and then outline the true facts, including references to record evidence where applicable.
Unfortunately, the Penn State Board of Trustees, the law firm of Freeh, Sporkin & Sullivan (now known as Pepper Hamilton), the report issued by Freeh, Sporkin & Sullivan (the “Freeh Report”), the NCAA, and the media have created a story which has taken on a life of its own, despite the fact that many of the “facts” are, in reality, wholly untrue and not “facts” at all.
There are many questions about Jerry Sandusky and The Second Mile scandal that will not be answered in this series, nor can those questions be answered. However, we will endeavor to clarify the gross misunderstandings that have arisen as a result of the actions of the above listed entities and hopefully allow the reader to better understand what actually occurred.
We will begin chronologically, starting in 1998 and continuing to the present, though there may be circumstances where certain events are taken out of order. Where appropriate, we will cite to the document or documents that provide support for the conclusions.