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Jerry Sandusky Considering Speaking Publicly To Oprah Winfrey, '60 Minutes', According To Attorney

In the wake of sexual abuse allegations leveled at Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant coach surprised many in November by agreeing to speak with NBC's Bob Costas on national television. Apparently, Sandusky is open to granting another interview to a high-profile personality.From PennLive.com:

Sandusky’s attorney, Joe Amendola, said [Sandusky's wife] Dottie Sandusky doesn’t have an attorney and sees no need for one. The couple is considering speaking together publicly after the new year, Amendola said — either to Oprah Winfrey, to the CBS show "60 Minutes," to NBC’s "Rock Center" or to ABC’s Barbara Walters.

Those, in fact, are four of the highest-profile possible platforms for a television interview. It's difficult to understand what the Sanduskys' motives would be to set up such an interview, especially considering that his interview with Costas seemed to do nothing but reinforce the public's opinion of him.

An interview with Oprah Winfrey would be an especially remarkable development. Winfrey herself is a survivor of sexual abuse she suffered as a child.

(Via Deadspin)

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