- Horoscope: Aquarius
- Net worth: $5 000 000
Jerry Sandusky: biography
He is a college football coach who gained notorious fame after the sex abuse scandal. He was convicted in child molestation and sentenced on a minimum of thirty years. Despite all allegations and testimony, he continued stating his innocence.
Childhood and youth
He was born in 1944. His father's parents were Poland immigrants. Jerry was the only child in his family. His father worked in the youth service programs and contributed much to the improvement of the sports industry for children.
At an early age, he has an impressive physique. He was a stand out athlete and played football, basketball, baseball. Despite his popularity as a successful athlete, his classmates remembered him as a lonely guy.
His football career lasted from 1963 to 1965 when the young man played as a defensive end. He became a vital part of the team named Rip Eagle. At the same time, he got an education. By 1970 he received degrees in health and physical education.
He started his career as an assistant in the 60s. In 1967 and 1968, he worked as an assistant basketball, track, and football coach. Then he became an assistant coach of Pen State. He served in this position until his retirement.
The Second Mile
When the coach was retired, he worked as a host of many summer camps and was an active member of the non-profit charity organization. He founded this organization in 1977, and when he became retired, Jerry had enough free time to contribute to this organization.
Thanks to productive activity, it was called an exemplary by many state officials. Thus in 1990 this group was called the shining example by then-president George Bush, later, Sandusky received the prestigious award "Angels in Adoption." But this award was rescinded in 2011.
Child sex abuse scandal
The scandal broke in 2011 when the retired coach was charged in 52 cases of child molestation, which include incidents of child abuse from 1994 to 2009. Soon he was convicted on 45 counts. The sentence was a minimum of 30 years in prison.
The Pen State football program was fined, and its management was resigned and charged. As it turned out, the school president and vice president knew about Jeff's victims, but they didn't try to disclose these allegations. The football organization was fined over $60 million.
In February 2019, due to the changes in the law, Jeff had the opportunity to shorten his sentence, but in October 2019, the judge upheld the original conviction. Since 2012 his eight victims testified that he subjected them to a range of abuse, from grooming to violent attacks.
The coach gave several interviews in 2011-2013. According to the interview with the moviemaker John Ziegler, he denied all allegations. He denied his showering with the young boy in the football facilities. Jeff said that the key witness who watched his sex with the young boy and made eye contact as misinterpretation: "Yeah, I hugged them," Sandusky said, according to Ziegler. "Maybe I tested boundaries. Maybe I shouldn't have showered with them. Yeah, I tickled them. I looked at them as being probably younger than even some of them were. But I didn't do any of these horrible acts and abuse these young people. I didn't violate them. I didn't harm them."
Jerry and his wife adopted a son, Matt, who later blamed his father for sexually molesting. The other son of Jeff – Jeffry, was charged with sexual assault in 2017. All these years, the retired coach denied all allegations and stated that he was innocent. His wife supported Jeff and attended hearings.
He is a big fan of the movie "Forest Gump." The retired coach identifies himself with the leading character. The official reported that he sent letters for his victims and signed them as "Forrest Jer."
There is no exact information about Jerry's net worth at present time.
Publications and interviews
• In 2001 he released his autobiography – "Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story."
• 1997 -101 linebacker drills.