Jury selection for the Jerry Sandusky trial began today, and it has already hit a few snags. With such a high-profile case in such a closely-connected community, the vetting process is expected to take a while. While it's still early in the selection in process, a number of conflict-of-interest problems have already appeared.
According to Emily Kaplan, a rising senior at PSU:
Reporter also said a handful of potential jurors wore Penn State gear, including a person wearing a "whiteout" t-shirt from a football game.— Emily Kaplan (@EKaplan24) June 5, 2012
Courtney Brennan of WPXI also noted:
2nd phase of jury selection...jurors were asked if they knew Jerry #Sandusky, his wife or worked 4 the 2nd Mile...several raised their hands— Courtney Brennan (@WPXI_Courtney) June 5, 2012
As Derek Rocco of The Pens Blog tweeted, these are all pretty easy ways to get out of jury duty, too.