(partial contribution from CNN.com) Jerry Sandusky, former Penn State assistant football coach and the center of the alleged sex abuse scandal says he played around with kids, but never sexually abused them.
In an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams,” Sandusky admitted that some details in the graphic 23-page grand jury report released earlier this month are correct.
“I could say I have done some of those things,” he said. “I have horsed around with kids I have showered (with) after workouts. I have hugged them, and I have touched their legs without intent of sexual contact.”
Still, Sandusky claimed he has been falsely accused of crimes. When pressed, the 67-year-old Sandusky said the only thing he did wrong was having “showered with those kids.”
In an interview with Bob Costas, Costas asked Sandusky if he was sexually attracted to young boys. Sandusky repeated the question, paused briefly, repeated the question again and responded. “Am I sexually attracted to underage boys? Sexually attracted? You know, I enjoy young people. I love to be around them. Um, I, I, but no, I’m not sexually attracted to young boys.”
This scandal has had widespread devastation to the Penn State University. In one week, Alumni have raise over $372,000 for the victims.
But this is far from over.
His former daughter-in-law, Jill Jones, has sought out a restraining order in the wake of the charges that prevents her three kids from spending the night at their grandparents’ house. This is probably a good move.
Surely, victims will come forward and tell their story and, in my opinion, Sandusky has already admitted to some level of abuse by admitting that he was even showering with young boys. This is a slippery slope for Sandusky who will have to deal with the scrutiny of his admission and the resltess doubt that lingers with all of us.
Showering with young boys? Really? Who DOES that?