NEW YORK – The wife of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky says she “definitely” believes her husband is innocent despite being convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys and that the victims’ financial gain was at play.
Dottie Sandusky said in an interview broadcast Wednesday on NBC’s “Today” show that “there was nothing that went on because I was here” in the couple’s small home in State College, Pa., where some of the victims reported being abused in the basement.
Although one accuser said his muffled screams went unheard by her upstairs, Sandusky heard nothing “because he didn’t scream,” she said after giving interviewer Matt Lauer a tour of the house. “It’s not a dungeon,” she noted of the basement.
Sandusky said in the interview recorded Monday that she believed that her husband showered with children but “that’s the generation that Jerry grew up in.”
She insisted the inappropriate behavior went no further: “I definitely believe him. Because if I didn’t believe him, when I testified at trial, I could have not said what I said. I would have had to tell the truth.”
She began to cry while saying the case has been “really rough” on her family.
Well don’t we all look stupid? I take back everything I ever blogged negatively about Jerry Sandusky and I encourage every other blogger, newspaper, media outlet, judge and jury to do the same. Sandusky wasn’t a monster. He just grew up in a generation where it was ok to shower with little boys. That’s all. Plus their house isn’t even a dungeon or anything, you can totally hear someone if they scream from being raped in the basement. So I just don’t really see how all of the 45 charges he was convicted of aren’t immediately thrown out based on these revelations from his wife? I mean this is America right?
Now everyone please leave Dottie alone, her husband registering 52 counts of sexual abuse over a 15 year period has been “really rough” on her family.