Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/8/11

There are so many layers going on in the Penn State sex scandal story that you really can’t even call it a sex scandal. Herman Cain is a “sex scandal.” Anthony Weiner was a lame, social media equivalent of a “sex scandal.” What’s going on in creepy valley right now is well beyond the Big Ten or even the world of college football.

These headlines are surreal; they sound like a sick joke, or a perverted hypothetical, the fact that this is happening to a man at the very top of the pantheon makes this an even bigger media sensation. The circus is necessary; that’s how big this is. With so many layers and levels to this “thing,” and so many more to go, let’s look at some of the many pieces- with both internal and external links.

Photo credit: Darren Rovell on WhoSay

-First off is Joe Paterno stepping down? It appears PSU is planning his exit strategy, so that he can leave gracefully

-Interesting tweet from darrenrovell

Penn State Alum Twitter Poll (123 votes): Do you want JoePa out as coach now? 52% YES, 48% NO.

-Jerry Sandusky’s 1986 National Championship Ring Is Available Right Now On EBay (Deadspin)

-Former Nittany Lions player Matt Millen broke down talking about Penn State scandal on SportsCenter. Tears in his eyes, watch below:

-Why PSU needs to fire everyone and start over again clean; only a scorched earth policy will work here

-Can you believe Sandusky was walking around campus just LAST WEEK?!

-H/T to wischlist Dave Wischnowsky Kudos to Penn State fans for launching a “Stop Child Abuse” Blueout campaign for Saturday’s Game

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-Fox 29 TV says number of Sandusky victims now up to 20

JerodMorrisJerod Morris  Unreal RT @sharapovasthigh: Somebody please kick this d**khead’s ass. RT @gx5: This kid is so f***ing clueless. yfrog.com/odx7qbuj

-Jerry Sandusky’s book is entitled “Touched,” how creepy and ironic; the users on Amazon are having a field day with it

-Why JoePa failed us all on a moral level; even if he passed the test on a legal level; barely.

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