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Jerry Sandusky: I’m Not a Pedophile, I’m Innocent

Jerry Sandusky has been charged with multiple counts of child sexual abuse, but he maintains his innocence. In an interview with Bob Costas for NBC News’ Rock Center, Sanusky reportedly defends himself and his actions towards young boys.

“I say that I am innocent of those charges,” said Sandusky in a phone interview with Costas.

When asked by Costas, “Are you a pedophile,” Sandusky responded “No.”

“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,” said Sandusky.

When pressed by Costas about what Sandusky was willing to concede that he’d done was wrong, Sandusky said, “I shouldn’t have showered with those kids.”

Sandusky’s attorney reportedly defended his client showering with children by saying “he is a jock…you take showers after you work out.”

It’s sickening that Sandusky is denying everything given how many alleged victims have come forward. Are all 20+ of them lying? Is Mike McQueary lying? Was the janitor in 2000 lying? How much more evidence do you need?

Telling the truth is one of the most important tenets of society. It’s unfortunate that we have so many people who will lie to protect themselves at any cost.

Read more of LBS’ coverage of the Penn State scandal.


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  • Anonymous

    Don’t worry bout it, let the court system take it on. He’s toast. I’m more concerned about the people who didn’t commit a crime like Paterno yet were axed as if they did

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    I want to make sure enough people step forward to testify against him. And if Paterno knew about this stuff since 1998 (or earlier) and covered it up, then he is guilty of crime too.