Let’s get one thing straight: Matt Sandusky is not changing his name to Metta World Peace.
Instead, the 34-year-old man is doing something that he should have a year ago and is losing his last name. The adopted son of Jerry Sandusky, Matt has moved on from his adopted father’s rapist ways and is hoping to leave all of the Penn State Nittany Lions‘ drama in the rear-view mirror.
With that being said, Matt’s three children and wife have probably already dealt with an unlimited amount of harassment simply because of their infamous last name. Thankfully, the public knows that Matt had no involvement in what Jerry did in the showers with countless children. However, Matt initially denied being abused by his adopted father — Jerry had six adopted children — and didn’t want to testify at first.
As it usually does, the truth would eventually come out and Matt admitted that in addition to the 10 boys that Jerry sexually abused, Matt was also abused by the ex-Penn State assistant coach.
Hopefully by yanking his last name: Matt, his four children and his wife can live drama-free lives that have nothing to do with the awful Sandusky scandal. Right now it’s uncertain as to what last name Matt will replace Sandusky with, but as long as it’s not Paterno, then it’s a definite step in the right direction.