You Weigh in: Do Sports Offer 'Ideal Environments' for Pedophiles?
Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky has admitted to showering with students. A former Baltimore Colt describes this as an "American problem" and said organized sports are dangerous for kids. What do you think?
Then, a historian comes forward and says "He ruined Penn State" without a mention of the impact on the children.
In short: This is a mess.
A former NFL player, Joe Ehrmann, told the Montgomery Village Patch in Maryland that this is an American problem, and not limited to a small college town.
"We've broken the social contract with children in this country. Here you've got an accustation of a man having sex in a shower and no one takes it to the next level?" Ehrmann asked in the Montgomery Village story. "That's an American problem. That's not just a Penn State problem."
Erhmann also said that youth athletic programs offer "ideal environments for predators to stalk their young victims."
Now it's your turn.
Do you think athletic programs are "ideal environments" for sexual predators?
Do you think this is a one-time instance?
Should parents be more present in athletic organizations?