Monday, November 14, 2011

More than football

"Penn State student Tina Seklecki embraces Kyle Garcia as they and other students hold a candlelight vigil in support of the alleged victims of a child sex abuse scandal involving former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky on Old Main Lawn, November 11, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania."

I am just returning home from after a week of Penn State scandal coverage in State College, Pa.

Once I decompress I'll be sure to share more and elaborate on the week. But I must preface, it was an amazing team performance by the folks involved at Getty. Very humbled to have been apart of it all week.

It was difficult week for Penn State.

As and outsider, it's difficult to say, as emotions were very mixed all week as the victims of sexual abuse allegedly carried out by longtime coach Joe Paterno's assistant Jerry Sandusky was on everyone's minds. The alleged allegations and developing stories lingered with everyone in town.

But as mixed as feelings were, and as difficult of a week as it was for all those covering the story and all those involved, whether directly or indirectly, the Friday night tribute to the alleged victims of sexual abuse was proper.

One of my favorite images from the week came from that vigil and I thought it showed the difficulty that students were dealing with and how they coped.

More to come.


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