Just one of the boys, folks!
Jerry Sandusky - the assistant Football coach charged with sexually abusing male youths over a fifteen-year span - publicly spoke out in his own defense last night on NBC.
In a frank interview, Sandusky admitted to showering with pre-teen boys, but insisted that it all amounted to harmless "horseplay".
"I've tried to play a significant role in "people's" lives to make them feel good about themselves," he noted, in a few carefully-chosen words on the record.
If his genitals brushed up against one boy's body - it was not intentional - he explained to the probing interviewer who was unrelenting in his search for the truth.
Personally, I've always felt that children (male & female) should be taught to be comfortable in their "skin" (whether naked in the shower or fully-clothed in the school yard or at a recreational facility).
In my opinion, it should be impressed upon children that they should not be ashamed of their bodies.
However, adults must also use common sense in that regard.
Of course, eyebrows will raise - and accusations will fly - when a man or woman is not mindful of the potential consequences of their so-called "innocent" actions which are questionable to others.
The Michael Jackson child molestation case underscored that reality crystal clear.
To most folks in middle America, it is not normal for an adult to invite young children into their bed.
After all, it always begs the question.
What were you thinking (or what were your intentions)?
Pajama Boy Michael Jackson faced child molestation charges