Sandusky: Penn State Sanctions 'Unjust'

Lawyer says he intends to defend himself at sentencing hearing
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 2, 2012 7:41 AM CDT
Sandusky: Penn State Sanctions 'Unjust'
Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse Friday, June 22, 2012, after being found guilty in his sexual abuse trial, in Bellefonte, Pa.   (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Nabil K. Mark)

If nothing else, the Penn State sanctions have done this much good: They upset Jerry Sandusky. The convicted molester's lawyer, Joe Amendola, says Sandusky thinks it's "ridiculous" that anyone thinks Penn State administrators covered up for his crimes, which, he insists, never happened anyway. "He said, 'To do what they're doing to Penn State is so unjust," Amendola told the AP. "He loves the program and he loves the university."

"He continues to believe that the truth will come out at some point, and that he'll get another trial or another opportunity to establish his innocence," Amendola added. Sandusky never testified during his trial, but he has been writing a statement to read during his sentencing that will address all 10 sets of charges. Amendola has advised him not to read it, but "whether he winds up doing it … is going to be up to him," he said. "It's his life." (More Joe Amendola stories.)

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