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Jerry Sandusky Tells Bob Costas: 'I Shouldn't Have Showered With Those Kids' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 15th 2011 6:55AM
'Rock Center'Last night while ABC aired its exclusive interview with Gabrielle Giffords, NBC's 'Rock Center' aired its own exclusive as Bob Costas talked to former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky and his attorney. Discussing allegations against him of sexual abuse dating back to 1994, Sandusky -- who has been charged on a 40-count indictment -- protested his innocence.

The interview made for uncomfortable viewing at times, with Sandusky admitting that he had, at least, made some highly questionable choices in his interaction with children. When Costas asked if he was "completely innocent and falsely accused in every aspect?" Sandusky replied "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 leg. Without," he added, "intent of sexual contact."

Watch the interview after the jump.

Sandusky denied any kind of sexual contact with young boys and explained away an accusation from graduate assistant coach Mike McQueary that he raped a 10 year-old boy in the shower as nothing but horseplay, saying that he and the boy were "maybe snapping a towel."

Meanwhile his attorney, Joseph Amendola, says he expects several alleged victims to now retract their accusations of abuse, including the victim in McQueary's allegations: "We have information that child says that never happened".

Sandusky told Costas that Penn State head coach Joe Paterno never spoke to him about his behavior, nor expressed disapproval of any kind. When asked how he feels about what's happened at Penn State, Sandusky said that while he doesn't feel culpable, he does "feel horrible. ... I've played a part in this."

He concluded, "I shouldn't have showered with those kids. That's what hits me the most."

Detailing the allegations against Sandusky, Costas said "If all of these accusations are false, you are the unluckiest, most persecuted man that any of us has ever heard about." He continued, "Millions of Americans ... now regard you not only as a criminal ... but also as a monster."

'Rock Center with Brian Williams' airs Mondays, 10PM ET on NBC.

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It seems to me now that this jerk has dug his own grave the other monsters involved will not be prosecuted people dont let this thing get swept under the rug as jerry being the only one guilty other high officials judges lawyers and trusted societal figures are involved also and a whole network was involved in this. they were going to save him till it started stinking too much for them to clean and clear up! THIS IS WHAT THEY DO THEY FEEL PRIVILEDGED to do this therre was a story about a firehouse in Atlantic city NJ who the workers of that fire house slept with underaged neighborhood girls for money needless to say they from a poor side of town disadvantaged and black and you know how them young black girls are theyre ready for it early is their mentality. HELP ALL ARE CHILDREN!

November 16 2011 at 2:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Essential Oils

Why do most important people or public figure get their credibility destroyed by sexual incident? Freak..

November 15 2011 at 4:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Sound familiar? Does this not remind anyone else of a certain late celebrity--initials MJ.?

November 15 2011 at 11:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

There is just something disgusting about this guy. The way he answers these questions just leaves you thinking a whole lot more happened than he's admitting to. I don't know how anyone could have worked with this freak after they found out.

November 15 2011 at 9:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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