Overheard on Twitter: Karl Rominger is Awesome

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It stands to reason that anyone sympathetic to Jerry Sandusky might be a little uneasy right now during jury deliberation, considering the fact that Mr. Sandusky faces 48 counts of sexual abuse — charges that most people think will put him in jail for the rest of his life.

Not Karl Rominger.

Rominger is Sandusky’s co-counsel, and helped cross-examine Mike McQueary and other witnesses during the trial. Rominger is often seen dangling a fat unlit cuban cigar from his lips when coming in and out of the courthouse, always accompanied by a subtle smirk and a quick hello.

Over the last couple days, Rominger has found humor in toying with the local and national media from his Twitter account, @karl_rominger. His Tweets about going to Disney World or going fishing sent the often-uptight media into a mini-frenzy, which is probably just what he wanted. Rominger tweets hourly trivia questions that always seem to come at the right moment in an otherwise emotionally exhausting case.

Rominger invited his followers to play pool at a Bellefonte hotel right after court adjourned on Thursday, and later that night, asked people to come hang out at Zeno’s. All this while the biggest case he’s ever worked on in his legal career is being deliberated.

Unorthodox, sure. But it’s hard not to admire a man who isn’t afraid to troll the media on Twitter during the most anticipated criminal case in Centre County history.

Here are some of the highlights from @karl_rominger.


Oh, and this is his default picture. How can you not love a guy who looks like this?

Updated 11:20 a.m.

He’s at it again this morning:

Photo By: Ben Jones
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Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014, and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is a director of the Nittany Valley Society 501(c)(3) and is involved in student government.

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