There has been an enormous amount of news coverage surrounding the Penn State child abuse sex scandal. Jerry Sandusky, the man accused of 40 counts of sexual abuse, finally revealed his side of the story.
He agreed to have a phone interview with NBC sportscaster Bob Costas, which was aired last Monday on Rock Center.
Sandusky claimed he showered with boys, but is innocent of all charges.
A grand jury report was released earlier this month citing the allegations against Sandusky, which dates back to the mid-1990s. He denied any activity of a sexual encounter.
“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,” he said.
In 2002, a Nittany Lions graduate assistant claimed he allegedly saw Sandusky raping a young boy in the showers. Again, Sandusky denied the incident took place.
Sandusky eventually contradicted himself saying, “I shouldn’t have showered with those kids.”
Near the end of the interview, Costas dropped the bomb on Sandusky. “Are you sexually attracted to underage boys?”
Sandusky’s response: “Am I sexually attracted to underage boys?” said Sandusky. “Sexually attracted…no I enjoy young people. I love to be around them. I…but no, I’m not sexually attracted to young boys.”
This interview is a PR disaster for Sandusky. I think it caused him more damage to his image. It just confirms what the public already thinks of him.
Watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLqz7syHZRI&feature=player_embedded (embedding disabled)