Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to at least 30 years in prison in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno’s downfall.
The disconnect between Jerry Sandusky and what happened and, arguably, the disconnect between his lawyer, Joe Amendola, and what happened before and during the trial mark the end of an unmitigated disaster.
Sandusky attorney Karl Rominger said during an interview earlier this week that troubled youths sometimes have to be taught basic skills like “how to put soap on their body.”
Joe Amendola says he didn’t mean to refer to a gay sex phone line when he said anyone who believes university officials thought his client raped a 10-year-old boy and did little about it should call 1-800-REALITY.
Sandusky told reporters as he left the courthouse that he would “stay the course, fight for four quarters.”
Dottie Sandusky almost certainly is facing lawsuits that lawyers say are likely to bankrupt her if she doesn’t seek a divorce.
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s status as a free man could change if additional accusers surface and police file new charges, as his lawyer fears.
“Absolutely not,” State College borough police Chief Tom King told WCAU-TV. “We don’t have any records of him coming to us.”
The former Penn State assistant football coach at the heart of a massive sex scandal admitted he showered with young boys and hugged them — but called the allegedly criminal contact “horseplay.”