Dickey, who discussed sexual abuse he suffered as a child in a spring-training interview after releasing his memoir, also addresses the issue with the magazine.
“My heart broke for those boys in the Penn State scandal because I knew what they would be up against,” Dickey told SI. “And then … I felt for Jerry Sandusky because of what happened to him in his life. The toxicity of it all is so frightening. It energized me, made me see that there’s a real need for activism. The taboo’s been breached. Finally the elephant in the room is out -- it’s raising its trunk and bellowing.”
Dickey plans to take his family to India for a week in January to aid sexual abuse victims.