NJ.com- Following a NJ Advance Media investigation that included statements from more than a half-dozen people inside the Rutgers athletic department, university officials acknowledged Hermann made the Sandusky-related remark at a staff meeting last fall.
Multiple people interviewed by NJ Advance Media -- who would speak only on the condition of anonymity because they feared retribution -- said Hermann was talking about "reaching out and touching the donors" of the program and her punchline was to not do it "in a Sandusky way".
Yawwwwn. Do not care. Rutgers' athletic director made a joke about a pedophile a year ago. Why does everything have to be a thing? The statue of limitation has run out on this joke guys. All that says to me is that she has a sense of humor and I would probably enjoy grabbing a beer with her. Listen, I get that Sandusky jokes are in poor taste, but they are also kind of funny. Are there people out there that haven't made a Sandusky joke in the last 2 years? I don't want to know them. We aren't talking about a 'Danny Ferry comment' that has any derogatory or discriminatory implications. She just chose a poor time to remind everyone in the meeting that Penn State coaches touch kids. Sometimes we forget these things.
Fantastic investigative reporting Star Ledger. A year later you uncovered an off the cuff joke made in front of the 'privacy' of her own staff. Who was responsible for getting the scoop on this? They should be the 168th person laid off.
The real question here is who is the mole? Fucking narc. Yeah, I'm sure everyone in the room gasped for breath and was appalled when she made the joke. 1000% chance half the room laughed. Who are these stick-in-the-mud Rutgers' officials? Don't give me that anonymous bullshit. Sac up pussy. If you are going to rat on the athletic director on your own staff you deserve the firestorm that's coming your way.
Lest we forget Julie Hermann apologized no more than a few days ago on behalf of the University. This joke was made a year ago, and she already apologized on behalf of the University of which she is a part. Bases covered, Good work Jules.
P.S. This is the exact reason I KNOW apologizing for Saturday was not Julie's call. She doesn't give 1/8th of a fuck what people think. She didn't regret making this joke. Probably made multiple similar jokes since. She probably laughed while reading this article. Scratch that. She probably read the headline and set it aflame right in front of whoever gave it to her.