Mark Madden drops rumor that Sandusky’s Second Mile being investigated for “pimping out young boys to rich donors”

Earlier this morning, Mark Madden dropped a bomb of a rumor about the Jerry Sandusky scandal that, if you can believe it, would make an already stomach turning and angering story 100x worse.

Again, this is just a rumor, and I present it only because people will be talking about it, so I’d prefer you actually have the source; but I will say that Madden has proven with respect to this story that he has credibility and prescience.

Listen here, and skip ahead to about the 7:30 mark if you want to get right to the rumor:

If you don’t have time to listen, here is what Madden said (h/t Business Insider):

“I hear a rumor that there will be a shocking development from the Second Miles Foundation … That Jerry Sandusky and Second Mile were pimping out young boys to rich donors.”

Madden claims it’s being investigated by “two prominent columnists.”

Madden also said the following, which will surprise no one and actually makes perfect sense when you review the timeline of this sickening story:

Madden also claimed Sandusky was forced out of Penn State in 1999.

“I think you’ll find out that Jerry Sandusky was told he had to retire in exchange for a cover up.”

Again, I present the clear caveat that I have nothing else to back this up, but these words were said on-air by a person who has been covering this story, and respected journalists are already tweeting links to it.

Do with this information what you will; I just hope and pray that this isn’t true. It would be an unfathomably evil appendage to a story I keep thinking can’t get any worse but that seems to keep proving me wrong on that.

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  1. biggdogg925 says:

    Holy S—! If Madden's rumor is true, this story is going to get a lot more demonic!

  2. What doesn't make sense to me about the 1999 "forced retirement of Sandusky" is why would they let him keep his office, keys to the facility, etc?

    That doesn't help the administrators or Paterno "cover" their butts in case the news should come forward and it certainly does nothing to distance themselves from his pedophilia! Did Sandusky promise to all involved he would never do this again so "I'll resign but please let me stay here?"

    All the info around the the 1998 incident and why charges were not brought must come to light as well as 2002…….The DA is dead but the police chief that called off the investigation is still there……he needs to be questioned ASAP!!

  3. Makes sense that they would allow him to roam in and out, to protect the Program.. They tried to avoid whats going on now.. with the Shit hitting the fan.. But its ridiculous that they would allow him to roam the campus with these young kids, like nothing was wrong.. The deeper they look into into the more shit is going to be uncovered. I'm saddened for these kids, they had they're innocence taken from them.. This Sandusky cat will get his in the booty house.. Street justice will be served..

  4. LelandWilliams says:

    Sports is the opiate of the masses, the religion of the unfulfilled. Keeping sodomy of boys by Sports Leaders secret was the sin of the ancient Greeks and Turks too. Avarice for boys. Sexual depravity preying on the defenseless. Sign of the Times.&nbsp ;

  5. Sandy Thatcher says:

    I was an administrators at Penn State for 20 years (1989-2009), and though I knew all of the principals–and even went to the same church as Sandusky for a number of years–I can tell you that these revelations were completely new and shocking. I had absolutely no clue, nor do I think many of my colleagues not connected with the Athletic Department, had any inkling about Sandusky's misdeeds. We all knew about The Second Mile and accepted it for what it pretended to be. As for Paterno's mental faculties, i can tell you from interacting with him as recently as three years ago (the Penn State Press I headed was part of the University Libraries, for which Paterno was the chief fund raiser) that he was fully in command of his faculties. Indeed, only two weekends ago, a TV commentator for the PSU game noted how crystal clear Paterno's memory was of an event that had occurred some fifty years earlier!

    • Sandy, thank you for commenting and for the "inside" perspective so many of us who are following this do not have.

      I do have one question of clarification though:

      You say that you nor your colleagues had any clue about Sandusky…yet you say that you "accepted [Second Mile] for what it pretended to be." I'm sure I quite understand. If you had no clue about Sandusky's evil deeds, what reason would there be to doubt the intentions of Second Mile, as your comment seems to suggest?

      I am not trying to be accusatory at all here, so hopefully my tone doesn't come off that way. I think your perspective is a great addition to this post and the dialogue we've all been having about this case, so I want to clear up what, to me, was just a bit ambiguous.

      Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment.

  6. Nicole Bridgen says:

    Dear Dennis and Callahan Morning Show, I don't understand how you can justify posting a rumor this outrageous! I worked as a counselor at The Second Mile and it was an incredible organization. Year after year The Second Mile staff worked tirelessly to provide a positive camp experience for children considered at-risk. I'd like to think that I was a positive influence in the lives of the children I worked with. I am disgusted by what Jerry Sandusky allegedly did and am completely heartbroken that children were harmed at the very organization he began; an organization that I have been so proud to say I have been a part of. But, to gossip about a completely unsubstantiated rumor such as this is sickening! And your rumor is spreading. You should be ashamed. The victims deserve better than this.

      • Nicole Bridgen says:

        Thank you, Joy, for the Grand Jury Report, but I am referring to the heinous rumor of the camp "pimping out young boys."

    • Robert Bopp says:

      Nicole, I understand your view point, but after all the allegations coming down with substancial proof how can you give any benefit of the doubt to ANYTHING that Sandusky touched (let alone who). If I were you I would stay away from assumtions that dismiss guilt when there is so much to go around at this point!

      • Nicole Bridgen says:

        Robert, what disturbs me the most about the rumor is that it totally takes away from all the good that the camp has done, along with all of the wonderful staff that dedicated themselves to children in need, and all of the campers who had awesome experiences there. The camp is still in existence, although I am fairly certain it will not be after all this. Don't you think it is irresponsible to make these claims without substantiating them?

  7. Freek Show says:

    Public execution on the 50 yd line anyone?
    meh, on second thought I'll settle for a slow bleed in the shower at Rockview

  8. unknown..... says:

    sandusky is not penn state. penn state is the students the alumni. fight for the and blue..we the true.. psu.

  9. Stephen C Badger says:

    Death Penalty to Penn State, banishment from all Bowl Activity until 2015 and complete cleaning out of all existing coaches, trainers, admins and regents. This is not a sex scandal—this is a human tragedy that far outweighs Nittany football. Omigod, selling boys to wealthy, Republican Deer-Hunting Pennsylvanians?? Ohio State's ills look like fly poop now…

    • LibsGaysJihadisRDems says:

      Gays like Sandusky like Barney Frank and the rest of you leftists who rape children AND America ARE DEMOCRATS.

      • From the Charlotte Observer:

        Jerry Sandusky is a registered Republican

        “Jerry Sandusky, the longtime Penn State defensive coordinator who is facing a 40-count indictment on felony sex abuse charges, is a registered Republican, according to records from the Pennsylvania Department of State."

        "For what it’s worth, the Penn State football program itself has been a bastion of political conservatism through the years. Joe Paterno, the long-serving head coach who announced his retirement today amid suggestions that he did too little to stop Sandusky, is an outspoken Republican who delivered a nominating speech for George H.W. Bush at the 1988 Republican convention and had headlined GOP campaign events over the years.

        Here, for instance, is video of him speaking at a rally for George W. Bush back in 2004. And back in the 1980s, as he led his team to two national titles in five seasons, Paterno was talked up as a potential Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania.

        His son Scott, who has served as the family’s spokesman this week, was the GOP nominee for Congress in a State College-area district in 2004, losing handily to Democrat Tim Holden.”

        Steve Kornacki is Salon's news editor.

        way to go LibsGaysJihadisRDems…you Sir are just another republican scumbag. Get it straight…you're what's wrong with america.

  10. Relieved to hear Pennsylvania broadcasters/journalists demonstrating that they have some sense and that not every resident of the state is in favor of going easy on child rapists. I was beginning to wonder if all Pennsylvanians were pro-child rape, after the news that Paterno, coaches, university administrators, cops and the DA's office all actively facilitated the rapist's continued crimes for nine years, and that students rioted in support of the rapist and in support of those who facilitated his years of crime. Paterno clearly knew for at least nine years what Sandusky was doing, and did more than ignore it; he actively made sure that the guy continued as a coach and after that gave him the run of the place- including the shower room. Why hasn't Paterno been indicted?

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