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Lasch Family Upset About Jerry Sandusky's Impact On Family Name

Members of the Lasch family, whose generosity led to their family name being connected to a certain building on the Penn State University campus, are upset about what now happens when they Google their grandfather's name.

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"If you Google-search my grandfather’s name, you get pedophilia," Lasch’s grandson Andy Smukler said in an interview with the Mirror ...

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"I want people to know who my grandfather was because he was great for the football program, and he loved the football program," Smukler said. "But I’m not happy that for the first time people are associating the name Lasch with Penn State football, and they are learning it this way."

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The Mildred and Louis Lasch Football Building is where former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky allegedly raped a child in the shower. The real victim is the child, obviously, but it is worth noting that a scandal of this scale has tons of unintended consequences beyond the act itself. The Lasches have nothing to do with the scandal, obviously.

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