“Horsing” Used to Mean Something Totally Different
“Horsing” use to mean something totally different, back in the day. But let's now discuss what it means today. “Horsing” around with boys is apparently “the euphemism” that people accused of raping little boys use to describe their behavior.
Jerry Sandusky, the alleged serial rapist of little boys in and around Penn State, told NBC News “Rock Center” on Monday night that he was innocent of all charges. In the interview with Bob Costas, Jerry Sandusky, the former defensive assistant coach to legendary hall of fame coach Joe Paterno, said, “I could say that I have done some of those things. I have “horsed” around with kids. I have showered after workouts. I have hugged them and I have touched their legs without intent of sexual contact.”
Jerry Sandusky went on to say, that he was not “sexually attracted” to underage boys. “I enjoy young people, I love to be around them, but, no, I'm not sexually attracted to young boys.”
Back in the day, “horsing” and especially around with young boys use to mean this:
In HORSE, the object is to be the last to accrue the five letters, H O R S E. It is played with two or more people whereby the player #1 shoots from anywhere on the court. If he makes the shot then player #2 must duplicate the shot from the same position on the court. If he misses it, then he gets the letter first letter H, if he makes it then player #2 gets to shoot as if he were player #1. The game is played until one person spells HORSE.
Back in the day, horsing around was something a dad could do with his son and daughter on the basketball court. But I tell you the truth, I don't think anyone should be player #1 or player #2 in Jerry Sandusky's alleged version of horsing around.