Like many of you, I cannot seem to get the Penn State story out of my mind. It is terrible what happened to the victims, and even more terrible that no one stepped up to stop this from happening. In the coming weeks, I have a feeling that we are going to find out much more about the case, which may become more and more disturbing. I am not a conspiracy theorist, but there are many facts that indicate a possibly cover-up by Penn State.
Ongoing investigation since 1998:
There has been an ongoing investigation since 1998 that has failed to make headlines until this year. First, there is the fact that Mike McQueary witnessed a rape in 2002 and allegedly went to Joe Paterno who then went to school officials. The biggest complaint is that Joe Paterno, McQueary, and the school officials failed to alert police about the situation. If you are familiar with Penn State and the area, you know that Penn State has its own city in Pennsylvania called University Park. The University Park Police are employed by Penn State, which would make it much easier to cover up than if the police were employed by the state. Let’s just assume for a minute that Joe Paterno went to higher officials or the police, it would be much easier to keep the police quiet because they are employees of Penn State.
Ray Gricar goes missing
When the District Attorney Ray Gricar went missing, it was a shock to many. Now that the Sandusky case has evolved, many are raising eyebrows at the curious case of Ray Gricar. Why? Ray Gricar, for whatever reason, decided not to prosecute Sandusky in 1998 after charges were first brought up. Even more interesting, it appears that Sandusky is not the only one from Penn State that Gricar chose not to prosecute. In 2004 he chose not to charge Scott Paxson, a star defensive tackle accused of raping a woman at his campus apartment.
When Gricar went missing, his cell phone was found inside his car, but his wallet, keys and laptop were missing. Three months later his laptop was found in a river without the hard drive. Police discovered that Gricar used his home computer to research “how to wreck a hard drive” and “how to fry a hard drive.”
Another interesting note: Gricar was pronounced dead this past summer, months before the Sandusky scandal hit headlines.
Theory 1: Gricar’s disappearance had nothing to do with Sandusky and is just a coincidence
Theory 2: Recent reports indicate that the Sandusky scandal goes further than Sandusky himself. Allegedly, the Second Mile, Sandusky’s foundation, doubled as sex trafficking for rich donors. Gricar was very rich and somehow involved.
Theory 3: Gricar did not have enough evidence in 1998 and continued to build a case. By 2005, he had a solid case built and Penn State caught wind that he would soon prosecute Sandusky, casting a dark cloud over Penn State’s prestigious program. Penn State either paid Gricar to disappear, or used one of the many “means” that inhabits the Penn State area to take care of Gricar.
What do you think?