Joe Amendola's Bizarre Press Conference Following Sandusky Verdict

This was one of the weirdest things I've seen outside of a courthouse following such a serious case. In most cases, the prosecution and defense speak to the press, offering serious statements. Jerry Sandusky's defense attorney, Joe Amendola, did no such thing.


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Instead, he began his press conference with a laugh and a joke, then continued with a bizarre, rambling speech. Here's the presser in full, courtesy of Jose3030.

He's just out laughing and joking, and for the life of me I can't figure it out. We've joked that he's a lot like Lionel Hutz, but seriously ... the comparison may actually be apt.

You'll note Amendola praises the jury, judge and prosecution. He said the defense expected this verdict and also praised it. But he lamented the amount of time his team had to prepare for the case, which seems to be the grounds for Sandusky's eventual appeal.

And to top it all off, there's a crowd cheering and heckling in the background. To call this bizarre would be understating it.

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