On the eve of his sentencing, former Penn State Nittany Lions defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, spoke out in his defense today from behind the prison walls that have been holding him since he was found guilty months ago on 45 counts of sexually abusing ten young boys over a 15-year span.
A radio station housed on the Penn State campus in State College played the recordings of Sandusky earlier today.
In the audio, he claimed once again that he is innocent of the crimes for which he was convicted. He went on to suggest that he is simply a pawn in an elaborate conspiracy.
They can take away my life. They can make me out as a monster. They can treat me as a monster, but they can’t take away my heart. In my heart, I know that I did not do these alleged, disgusting acts.
Sandusky claims this was all started by a “young man who is dramatic… and always sought attention.”
The former coach then goes on to say that this accuser was joined in a “well-orchestrated effort by the media, investigators, the system, psychologists, Penn State, civil attorneys and other accusers .”
They’ve won. I wonder what they’ve really won. Attention, financial gain, and prestige will all be temporary. Before you blame me, look and everything and everybody.
Tomorrow, Sandusky is expected to address the court at the hearing which will determine Sandusky’s fate. Additionally, some of the victims will also speak out once again against their accuser.