Last year, no one outside of hardcore college football fan circles knew who Jerry Sandusky was.
Today, he's a household name, and not in the "good way." And what the vast majority of us suspected was true – based on an avalanche of accusations of sexual abuse of children by many victims and witnesses over a period of years – has now been corroborated by a jury that has convicted the former Penn State assistant football coach on 45 of 48 counts.
Presumably, the 68-year-old will now spend the rest of his life behind bars
Once the floodgates on this story opened, it's very likely that Sandusky could have done much to help himself one way or the other. However, part of his legacy was shaped by an incredibly creepy interview that he granted legendary sports journalist Bob Costas late last year.
While this interview was more important to the court of public opinion than to the later legal one, Sandusky did himself no favors by delivering one of the most revealing and so-disturbing-you-can't-not-look/listen performances in television history.
Kudos to Bob Costas for putting questions to Sandusky as directly and professionally as can be imagined (and on very short notice). And Sandusky all but gives himself away in how he answers, both in terms of the content of the answers themselves and with his hair raising and pedophile-like (and now we can flat out drop the "like") tone.
And here's where Costas said exactly what we were all thinking: "It seems that If all of these accusations are false, you are the unluckiest and most persecuted man that any of us has ever heard about."
The jury has seemed to agree with this sentiment, and now Sandusky and hopefully this story will go away.