(HUFFINGTON POST) Among the opening statements and graphic accounts of abuse by a witness on the first day in the trial of ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was a small bit of testimony that hit home for a former Nittany Lions football star.
During his testimony on Monday, the accuser described as “Victim 4″ in the initial grand jury report, recounted a visit to the Penn State football locker room when Sandusky took a jersey out of LaVar Arrington’s locker and let him wear it. Victim 4 also testified that Sandusky took pictures of him in the jersey of the team’s former star. Arrington played at Penn State from 1997-99 before going on to a career in the NFL.
Later that day, Arrington commented on the testimony on Twitter. Ultimately, the testimony had such a profound impact on the former NFL linebacker that he opted to write an article that appeared in the Washington Post on Tuesday. Arrington, who was among Sandusky’s most talented pupils, recalled interacting with “Victim 4′ during his time at Penn State.