The worst moments of the Jerry Sandusky trial are probably not over with, despite the prosecution resting its case ahead of schedule. The accused former Penn State assistant coach himself will testify this week, defense attorney Joe Amendola reiterated. We won't know exactly when he'll testify, but we will know to spend time early this week preparing for it.
"Did I make an opening statement?" the 63-year-old Philadelphia native quipped to reporters when asked if Sandusky would take the stand. "I'm Catholic. I don't lie."
Sandusky spent more than two hours Sunday with a psychiatrist, Dr. John S. O'Brien, hired by prosecutors to rebut a claim by Sandusky's attorneys that the former coach's "grooming behavior" was a symptom of a "histrionic personality disorder."
That personality disorder is set to be dropped by the American Psychological Association from its 2013 guide.
If Sandusky's defense plays out like that surprise interview with Bob Costas did, the prosecution can go ahead and start celebrating a victory. That on-air disaster made Sandusky look so untrustworthy and, well, creepy that the prosecution aired parts of it twice for jurors last week.
As Dan Wetzel writes, the defense doesn't have much of a chance here, but its only chance is to allow Sandusky to testify, no matter how terribly this is going to go.