Pedophile’s Wife Tells Matt Lauer Poor Jerry Sandusky Was Framed
If we want to be bleeding heart about it, pedophiles like former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky are monsters in the truest sense of the word. As Wikipedia explains, “the word ‘monster’ derives from Latin monstrum, an aberrant occurrence, usually biological, that was taken as a sign that something was wrong within the natural order.” Pedophiles are sick, twisted, and probably broken-beyond-repair individuals.
However, the banal evil of Dottie Sandusky cannot be explained away as aberrant biology. The wife of a convicted pedophile sat down with The Today Show’s Matt Lauer to claim her husband is innocent and that the charges were all some evil plot.
Who could be behind this nefarious conspiracy to imprison a retired football coach and get a nearly dead Joe Paterno fired? Lawyers, according to Dottie, who manipulated the “victims” into pretending to be victims. The real victims in her deluded mind are Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno, and Dottie Sandusky.
How did those nefarious lawyers manage to get ten kids, their parents, local police and prosecutors, assistant coach Mike McQueary, a judge, a jury, and everyone involved the Penn State investigation led by former FBI director Louis Freeh to join their conspiracy? By promising money. Money earned from lawsuits.
Basically, her theory sounds like a bizzaro-world True Detective where a conspiracy of wealthy and powerful people don’t molest and kill children, but rather frame an old football coach for molesting kids. Does that sound plausible? No, it doesn’t. In fact, it sounds crazier than the Sandy Hook truthers and Jenny McCarthy combined. Since Jerry Sandusky was convicted by a jury, what evidence does she have exonerating her husband?
For starters, the Sandusky house is really small. Lauer interviewed her there and concedes this point. If kids being molested had screamed, as one victim testified in court, Dottie would have heard them but she says she totally didn’t, so they didn’t scream (QED) because they weren’t being molested (QED). Unless, they did scream and she ignored the screams or blocked them out or, as was claimed in court, the basement had been soundproofed in some way. NBC cameras offered a glimpse into the basement and it looked like a regular basement, but soundproofing could have been removed since the crimes or maybe it’s hidden behind the fake wood paneling.
Then there is Dottie’s own belief. Like young earth creationists and people who think bitcoin is safer currency than dollars, Dottie Sandusky’s belief is all the evidence she really needs.
“I definitely believe him, because if I didn’t believe him, I would’ve, when I testified at trial, I could’ve not said what I said, I would’ve had to tell the truth,” Dottie told Lauer.
Sitting next to Dottie during the interview was former right-wing talk show host-turned-Sandusky defender John Ziegler. He claimed “Victim 2,” the boy McQueary claimed to have seen in the shower with Sandusky in 2001, denies anything ever happened.
“The number one thing that people should know, that is indisputable, is that the boy in the McQueary episode has stated publicly and in his own name that nothing happened that night or any night and he had never wavered from that,” Ziegler said.
That sounds compelling, except for how it’s total bullshit. Victim 2 settled a lawsuit with Penn State last year over Sandusky’s actions. If the kid says “nothing happened” why did Penn State give him money? Well, maybe because he didn’t claim “nothing happened.” In fact, Victim 2 claimed some very bad things did happen when he finally came forward after the trial.
According to the statement by the attorneys, the man approached them and confirmed that he had been abused for “many years both before and after the 2001 incident.”
Indisputable. That word doesn’t mean what you think it means, Ziegler. If John Ziegler sounds familiar, David Foster Wallace famously profile him for the Atlantic in 2005. When Wallace committed suicide, Ziegler was outraged it made the news. He claimed there exists an “old rule that suicides are not supposed to be news worthy (sic).” So, yeah, this guy is a colossal douchebag. And he’s about the only person left in Dotty Sandusky’s corner.
Jerry Sandusky is a monster who will spend the rest of his life in prison, where he belongs. But the sheer evil of Dottie Sandusky and John Ziegler, their willingness to attack and smear duly adjudicated victims of heinous child abuse for their own ends, it’s enough to hope hell exists and a special torment awaits these two when they get there.