NBC Failed to Air Shocking Sandusky Footage

Bob Costas asked if Sandusky had 'classic MO of many pedophiles'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2012 4:47 PM CDT

Jerry Sandusky's openness in an NBC interview last November may give prosecutors an unexpected boost in the courtroom, Fox News reports. Talking to Bob Costas, the former Penn State assistant football coach all but admitted to having inappropriate relations with at least some underage boys. "I didn't go around seeking out every young person for sexual needs that I've helped," he said in excerpts that NBC oddly failed to include in the November airing.

NBC finally aired the excerpts last Tuesday, and now the Pennsylvania attorney general's office wants a full transcript. Among tidbits they'll read: a shocking exchange in which Costas asked whether Sandusky has "the classic MO of many pedophiles. ... They gain the trust of young people, they don't necessarily abuse every young person." Sandusky stumbled through an answer, saying in part, “And I didn't go around seeking out every young person for sexual needs that I've helped. There are many that I didn't have—I hardly had any contact with who I have helped in many, many ways." (Read more Jerry Sandusky trial stories.)

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