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Sandusky book “Touched” no longer available on Amazon amid child sex abuse scandal

Touched by Jerry Sandusky, pictured, has been removed from Amazon's listings.

Touched by Jerry Sandusky, pictured, has been removed from Amazon's listings.

The book Sandusky wrote called “Touched” is no longer available for order on Amazon.com as of November 12.

All Amazon says is to sign up to be notified when the title becomes available.

Here is an excerpt from the first page of the book:

My first real contact with Jerry Sandusky came from a rather odd question he posed to me: “How much do you weigh, young man?” I was puzzled, because I knew he wasn’t interested in me as a linebacker, but I told him I weighed about 95 pounds. “Get up on that scale,” he ordered. I did and the locker room scale topped out at 96.

“Not bad,” Jerry said, trying to sound as mean as possible, “but you still have some work to do.” Sensing my confusion, Jerry stared at me and continued. “We gotta get you up to 100 pounds before you’re ready to fight me.”

Fight him? I barely knew him. “When you get up to 100 pounds, it’s gonna be you and me in the center of the locker room in a boxing match. Then I’ll show you who the real boss is. It’ll be you and me eyeball-to-belly button.” The last remark was made in reference to my five-foot height, but I smiled and let it go.

Sandusky is accused of molesting multiple young boys at Penn State over a decade. The book currently has a rating of 2 stars, most of them coming from people angry over the charges and the way Penn State has conducted itself in the wake of firing head coach Joe Paterno.


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