Former Penn St. Nittany Lions defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky has denied charges of sexual abuse in an interview with NBC's Bob Costas, but has admitted to other behavior that almost everyone would still find entirely inexcusable. The interview is scheduled to air at 10 pm ET Monday night.
A portion of the interview made available by NBC:
"I could say that I have done some of those things. I have horsed around with kids I have showered after workouts. I have hugged them and I have touched their legs without intent of sexual contact," said Sandusky.
So, yeah, what he admits to is still plenty terrible. Sandusky also granted to Costas that he "shouldn't have showered with those kids," later going on to say he enjoys "being around children."
With Mike McQueary insisting he stopped Sandusky from allegedly abusing a boy in Penn State's locker room, this is turning into an evening of which few lawyers would approve.
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