At least Groucho Marx was only acting in a movie when he made the "lying eyes" quote. What is Sandusky's reasoning for using the same defense? I personally have no idea, but I'd give anything to have his brain studied in the name of science.
Big sports at big colleges are big business for both the schools and the surrounding communities. The control and protection of money in so many of our institutions is a leading cause of institutional moral failure -- and the Penn State scandal is a colossal moral failure.