In today’s ADD social media news feed climate, even the biggest stories of the year can come and go in a matter of days. That’s why in the wake of Jason Collins, Manti T’eo, ESPN’s Tim Tebow love affair, Titus Young’s wild week, etc. etc., it feels to me like the Jerry Sandusky/Penn State scandal happened a decade ago. But it wasn’t even one year ago that Sandusky was found guilty of 45 of 48 charges in his sexual abuse trial, and there are still three former Penn State administrators awaiting their trials, despite their best efforts to have their cases tossed.
Naturally, the news still lingers in the hearts and minds of PSU alumni, students and football fans, so it makes sense that they would all still have many questions about how everything went down. And where there are questions, there are conspiracies like, say, Joe Paterno still being alive. At least that’s one man’s theory, according to a letter received by ESPN’s Bob Ley.
I’m pretty disappointed that this wasn’t written with finger nail clippings hot glued to an 8×10 of Ley. That would have really driven the point home.
But I hope that Ley, always one of the classiest and most respectable journalists, not only at ESPN but in the entire industry, responded with his own letter explaining that Paterno is living on a farm with Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Tupac and Biggie Smalls, coaching what I imagine is probably the worst flag football team ever assembled.
(H/T to the Biggie to my Diddy, Stephen Douglas)