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Penn State’s Nittany Lions football team’s Wikipedia page was vandalized

It is pretty easy to determine if a Wikipedia article has been vandalized. If a sentence (or paragraph) appears out-of-context, then it is a sure sign that the article was vandalized. Here is a screenshot of the article about Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions football team (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penn_State_Nittany_Lions_football). This was taken today, November 9, 2011, 1:30 PM (China Standard Time).

Screen grab from a vandalized Wikipedia page of Penn State Nittany Lions

Now, compare it to this newer screen grab, taken just 30 minutes later:

Notice that the sentence “Assistant Head Coach Sandusky enjoys ass raping little boys in the shower” is already gone

The sentence “Assistant Head Coach Sandusky enjoys ass raping little boys in the shower” was obviously added. Four days ago, Jerry Sandusky was indicted for allegedly molesting at least 15 boys, some of whom were merely 10 years old when the incident happened. Sandusky served as the university’s defensive coach for three decades.

According to Pennsylvania Patriot News

(http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2011/11/readers_digest_indictment.html), the inappropriate acts happened in the unviersity’s locker and shower rooms. It added that the incidents continued even after Sandusky’s 1999 retirement since he had a key to the sports building (and thus, can use it anytime).The sex scandal has rocked the 156-year-old education institution, whose football program is one of the most highly regarded in the entire United States.

Meanwhile, New York Times has reported that Joe Paterno, Penn State’s coach for 45 years, will be stepping down from his post “within days or weeks” as a result of the scandal. Read the full report here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/09/sports/ncaafootball/penn-state-said-to-be-planning-paternos-exit.html?hp.

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