The numerous counts of child sex charges against former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky could extend beyond the state of Pennsylvania.
In the 23-page grand jury indictment of Sandusky, “Victim 4” alleges he was assaulted by Sandusky during the trip for the 1999 Alamo Bowl. That game, of course, would be Sandusky’s last with Penn State — a 24-0 shutout win over Texas A&M (pictured). According to the indictment, Victim 4 was listed as a member of Sandusky’s family party on trips to the 1998 Outback Bowl and 1998 Alamo Bowl, as Victim 4 had become “a fixture in the Sandusky household.”
Victim 4 alleges that when he resisted advances by Sandusky in Texas, that Sandusky threatened to send him home from the bowl. Victim 4 was also told by an “emotionally upset” Sandusky that the defensive coordinator would not be the successor to Joe Paterno in May of 1999, but was informed to keep it a secret.
Now, Sandusky could be facing criminal charges in San Antonio, according to an official police statement sent to 1200 WOAI.
“We are investigating the possibility that an offense may have happened while here in San Antonio,” Police Sgt. Chris Benaviedes wrote.
“All we have is an allegation contained in a an indictment from another jurisdiction,” added Bexar County First Assistant District Attorney Cliff Herberg. “We have no evidence, no complainant yet,” he told reporter Michael Board. “It’s a preliminary inquiry.
“Obviously, in something like this, when (District Attorney Susan) Reed heard about it, she and the police chief were very concerned about it. We are going to taking what action we can to see if a case can be built.”
Turns out Steve Spurrier isn’t the only iconic college football figure to retire this week.
Texas announced Tuesday evening Bevo XIV has been diagnosed with bovine leukemia and has been retired to his pasture, effective immediately.
Bevo XIV missed Saturday’s stunning upset of then-No. 10 Oklahoma with what the school called a “life threatening” illness, and rumors circulated around the internet this week he had passed away.
Bevo XIV officially hangs up his horns with a 106-41 record with two national championship appearances.
There is no word at press time on a possible debut of Bevo XV.
Urban Dictionary defines “Clemsoning” as “the act of an inexplicably disappointing performance, usually within the context of a college football season.”
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was asked about the phenomenon following the Tigers’ destruction of Georgia Tech Saturday and promptly went off. The question, asked by ESPN’s David Hale, was in reference to Swinney’s program shaking the label – Saturday marked Clemson’s 34th straight win over an unranked opponent – but Swinney didn’t see it that way.
Armed with some new facts (Clemson SID Tim Bourret noted 50 teams have fallen as ranked opponents to unranked foes since the Tigers last did so on Nov. 19, 2011), Swinney again targeted the “Clemsoning” label.
“I think it’s an agenda. It’s just bias,” Swinney told the Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier Tuesday. “People are uneducated. They’re just ignorant and lazy because they’re not looking at the facts. If they did, they’d be focused on other schools and not Clemson. They’d be dialed in on what Clemson has done. There aren’t three other schools in the country as consistent as Clemson, in all aspects.”
I hate to break it to you, Dabo: you are absolutely correct, but the term, as they say, has been coined.
Just go beat Florida State, beat South Carolina, win the ACC and win a national title and maybe Urban Dictionary will delete that pesky page out of a sign of respect.
Also, No. 5 Clemson hosts unranked Boston College on Saturday. This would be a very, very unfortunate time for the Tigers to suffer an upset.