Sometimes I feel like it is best to take a deep breath and just ignore Sports By Brooks. After all, he is nothing more than a sleazy sports gossip writer with about as much dignity as the people that feel the need to follow Lady Gaga everywhere she goes, including stalking the drainage system she empties her bodily waste in to examine her poop to see if the feces reveal anything about a sex scandal. And then sometimes it is best to stoop to that very level of depravity yourself just because, well, actually it is not for the best it is fun for me to expose how much of a hypocrite someone is.
I am not going to link any tweets, but if you take a look at Sports by Brooks's timeline you will see the sports gossip columnist has ceased to be a sports gossip columnist and has turned into a full time Penn State gossip columnist since the Penn State flattery. In this timeline, you will see a bunch of tweets about rumors, speculation that Jerry Sandusky will be acquitted by a jury of his peers in Centre County (?), and several tweets perched atop his moral high horse as he uses mental gymnastics of the amazing kind to equate a vote in support of Joe Paterno and Joe Paterno's legacy as a vote in support of child molestation and this tweet of what can only be described as pure insanity. Even if Sandusky does shockingly get acquitted, to suggest something of the nature this early on in the process is nothing short of insanity.
Here is the graphic, 23-page, grand jury report. This is what is known, both in terms of what Sandusky did and what McQueary and Paterno knew and did. You can try make heads or tails of comments and actions from the early 2000s to try and infer more about what was known and who knew it, but I won't get into that. If you choose to believe the interview Sandusky gave last night and the interview Mike McQueary is giving tonight then we know that too. But outside of that, everything else is opinion disguised as fact, or moral high horse rantings disguised as opinion. Rumors/reports from a gossip columnist are unfounded at best and trolling for followers/pageviews at worst.
But, SbB is indeed that. I said as much above, and I think Brooks might even say as much. It is his job to do this. But I am writing a post because there is a catch. The point of this post is not to chide someone for having an opinion. You do not need me to tell you that this Penn State scandal has elicited some violent opinions. Brooks is not the first person to espouse such opinions on this issue and he damn sure will not be the last. But what makes Brooks a special case is that everytime he tweets something from his moral high horse on the Penn State scandal, he is setting in a glass house, trying to throw stones. Now as far as we know, Brooks does not have a history of pedophilia, but I can confirm he has a perverted history of ephebophilia. Behold, the hypocrisy of Sports by Brooks!
Yes. You saw that link correctly. That is Brooks. Unabashedly ogling at a 17-year old's breasts.
The patron saint of Morality, everyone!
(h/t @AvalonBryan and the essential @zoowithroy)