Jerry Sandusky Trial: Nine Jurors Include Penn State Student, Alum, Ex-Professor

The jury selection phase of the Jerry Sandusky trial began Tuesday, with nine of the eventual 16 being picked. These include a current Penn State student who works for the athletic department and who was once coached by the man who eventually turned Sandusky in, a former Penn State soil science professor, and at least one Penn State alum. Another had a cousin who played football for the Nittany Lions.

Needless to say, this is a tough pool to pick from. That's the unique challenge of trying a case in a town as tied to an institution as State College is. There were plenty who were nixed, however: Each side struck five potential jurors on Tuesday.

Proceedings will continue Wednesday, with the trial beginning on Monday even if the entire jury is set on Day 2.

For more on Nittany Lions football, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire, SB Nation Pittsburgh and SB Nation Philly.

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