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Jerry Sandusky’s wife releases statement

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On Nov. 4, former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was indicted by a Centre County (PA) grand jury on 40 counts involving the sexual molestation of eight underaged boys, at least one of whom was 10 years old at the time he was allegedly sodomized in the shower of the school’s football building.

On Dec. 7, Sandusky was arrested on nine new charges related to the sexual molestation of two additional underaged victims, at least one of whom claims he was sexually assaulted in the home of Jerry and Dottie Sandusky.

A day after her husband’s most recent arrest, and shortly after the Big Ten issued its first statement on the child sex-abuse scandal, Sandusky’s wife has issued her own statement regarding the allegations and accusations that could see the former Nittany Lions football coach spend the rest of his life behind bars.  Below is Dottie Sandusky‘s statement as released by her husband’s attorney to and presented without comment:

I want to thank our children, our family, our extended family of former Second Mile participants, and all our friends for standing by us through these difficult times. Jerry and I want to express our sorrow for all the hurt that has come to those who have supported us and our beloved Penn State and State College Communities.

I have been shocked and dismayed by the allegations made against Jerry, particularly the most recent one that a now young man has said he was kept in our basement during visits and screamed for help as Jerry assaulted him while I was in our home and didn’t respond to his cries for help.

As the mother of six children, I have been devastated by these accusations. I am also angry about these false accusations that such a terrible incident ever occurred in my home. No child who ever visited our home was ever forced to stay in our basement and fed there. All the kids who visited us ate with us and our kids and other guests when they were at our home. Our children, our extended family and friends know how much Jerry and I love kids and have always tried to help and care for them. We would never do anything to hurt them. I am so sad anyone would make such a terrible accusation which is absolutely untrue. We don’t know why these young men have made these false accusations, but we want everyone to know they are untrue.

I continue to believe in Jerry’s innocence and all the good things he has done. Jerry’s many success stories with his Second Mile kids and positive memories of those kids keep me going. I am asking everyone to please be reasonable and open-minded until both sides of this case are heard, and Jerry has the opportunity to prove his innocence.

I would like to thank all those individuals who continue to support Jerry and hope they will continue to support us through the conclusion of this very sad time in our lives.

Dottie Sandusky

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47 Responses to “Jerry Sandusky’s wife releases statement”
  1. drexelvol says: Dec 8, 2011 4:44 PM

    She needs to shut her face before she ends up getting charged as an accomplice.

  2. El Capitan says: Dec 8, 2011 4:52 PM

    jesus. i know people should be “innocent until proven guilty” but these two and their lawyer just seem to be digging deeper and deeper…

  3. butlers91 says: Dec 8, 2011 4:54 PM

    Denial…its not just a river in Egypt.

  4. killerstiller says: Dec 8, 2011 4:55 PM

    Silence is your best statement, lady!

  5. BurkieInBoston says: Dec 8, 2011 4:57 PM

    She saw the implicating audio of Mrs Bernie Fine on Outside the Lines & now she’s trying to cover her ass! Let the dirt proceed to build on this hatchett wound called Mrs Jerry Sandusky die in prison while getting finger blasted by Nicole bass in the federal pen someplace!!!

  6. Dirty D Fo says: Dec 8, 2011 4:59 PM

    Hey Beavis.. He said “finger blasted”.. huh huh … huh ..

  7. austintexasbroker says: Dec 8, 2011 5:05 PM

    It is unthinkable to me that she is correct; that her husband could be found ‘not guilty’.

  8. kosarkid says: Dec 8, 2011 5:13 PM

    ” I am asking everyone to please be reasonable and open-minded until both sides of this case are heard, and Jerry has the opportunity to prove his innocence.”

    So we can be unreasonable once he’s found guilty then right? lol

  9. jesse1834 says: Dec 8, 2011 5:18 PM

    Time for Dottie to go to a Nut house.

  10. feywit says: Dec 8, 2011 5:25 PM

    Of course, she would say this. What wife could even maintain her sanity if she knew, really knew her husband committed such acts? She may have been conned just like everyone else. Pedophiles are primo liars, it is an art form for them.

  11. lookatthefarside says: Dec 8, 2011 5:34 PM

    Ever seen the movie natural born killers? Ma bye shes like Rodney’s wife…

  12. joemik says: Dec 8, 2011 5:47 PM

    Is Diitie Dottie smoking smoething. Where there is a flame there is a fire. Nine innocent people do not get together and put together a plan to ruin her BELOVED molester. Was she drinking runbbing alcohol during the last 20 years. WHO TAKES SHOWERS WITH A 10 year old boy. THEY OUGHT TO SEND HER TO BETTY FORD

  13. Deb says: Dec 8, 2011 5:49 PM

    These guys are master manipulators and they don’t pick super sleuths for life partners. She had six kids with the guy, and so far, there’s no report that he abused his own children. It’s very possible she has no idea what he is. If someone told you something unthinkable about your dad, brother, grandfather–and you’d never seen that side of him–would you believe his accusers or the person you loved? My friend’s husband is in jail for molesting young girls and she’s still trying to wrap her head around finding out she was married to a monster.

  14. effjohntaylornorelation says: Dec 8, 2011 5:57 PM

    Creepy and sad.

  15. charlutes says: Dec 8, 2011 6:06 PM

    You and ur rapist husband are horrible, disgusting monsters.

  16. deadeye says: Dec 8, 2011 6:07 PM

    Maybe she really didn’t know, but I don’t believe she was in the dark about her husband’s crimes. I think she is lying to protect her own reputation. She was one of the enablers.

  17. 187onsandusky says: Dec 8, 2011 6:20 PM


    They did raise 6 children, but she had NONE of them. All 6 were adopted.

  18. deepseabreeze says: Dec 8, 2011 6:28 PM

    she may want to revise that statement. “I would like to thank the INDIVIDUAL who continues to support Jerry”

    that individual is Joe Amendola. I’m pretty sure nobody else on this planet supports this demon

  19. rtw1 says: Dec 8, 2011 6:45 PM

    I thought I read somewhere the Sandusky’s were divorced. If the is the case, it is interesting how Dottie comes to his aid. Then again, like an earlier post, she needs to cover her own trail because if she WAS in the house and did nothing, she is no different than those not reporting it in the first place. Amazing how one man’s actions and non actions of others can bring down this institution. I cannot even guess as to how long it will take to get it back on track. Obvious comment about to make. The university and football program will never be the same or even viewed the same way again. What a terrible mess. Hurting PSU fan……..

  20. bozosforall says: Dec 8, 2011 6:59 PM

    Damn, that woman is even dumber than I thought she was.

  21. thegonz13 says: Dec 8, 2011 7:35 PM

    The wife’s always the last to know!

  22. dontgetit2 says: Dec 8, 2011 7:41 PM

    Dottie will end up in jail as well. According to the latest victim to come forward she was upstairs when he was screaming for help. If she doesn’t go to jail, she has definitely enabled a monster for all these many years, so she will have to live with her guilt, and without her money and her hubbie. He’ll be dropping the soap in prison!

  23. thefiesty1 says: Dec 8, 2011 8:16 PM

    Was she helping him molest those young men? What about their own 6 children? When are they going to file incest charges? This is just too sick to believe.

  24. Deb says: Dec 8, 2011 8:44 PM

    187onsandusky says:


    They did raise 6 children, but she had NONE of them. All 6 were adopted.
    My stomach flipped reading that. Considering how he reportedly brought kids into the family unit before molesting them … oh, I pray he didn’t abuse those he adopted, too.

  25. drexelvol says: Dec 8, 2011 9:53 PM

    Yes, all six were adopted, and one was from the Second Mile.

  26. dkhhuey says: Dec 8, 2011 10:41 PM

    There is just not one piece of this entire saga that is anything other than disgusting and disturbing. There is just NO WAY she did not have suspensions that something was going on. From what I’ve read, you have use of both of your eyes and you have all of your mental faculties working – I cannot find one iota of pragmatic thought or gut feeling that can even remotely believe you didn’t know.

  27. bamasleeper13 says: Dec 8, 2011 11:26 PM

    NO WAY that she didn’t know this was going on. What a disgusting, horrendous group of people. I guess the 50 counts against him are all liars? I guess the Coward McQueary didn’t see what he saw either? What a tragedy. I guess you can overlook anything to keep your life.

  28. Deb says: Dec 8, 2011 11:31 PM

    @dkhhuey …

    It seems that way, but my friend was clueless and is still really struggling with it although she now accepts the truth about him. I met her through work after the court case was already in progress. From what I read in the paper, you’d think she would have suspected something. But she didn’t. She’s a good person, and it’s really pitiful. But … there are also cases where women have helped men like that. It just doesn’t seem fair to condemn Sandusky’s wife without knowing for sure she was involved.

  29. bamavik77 says: Dec 8, 2011 11:41 PM

    I guess she took that OLD country song seriously… “stand by your man”. I can’t believe that she would be this stupid. I’m sorry, I know “innocent until proven guilty”, BUT when the evidence just continues to MOUNT against him, you can’t be that naive….unless you have something to hide yourself.

  30. stockdogdca says: Dec 8, 2011 11:56 PM

    Dottie & Jerry are as innocents as Bernie Madoff and in the end we’ll find 100 violated children and some 500 plus counts against them. We are past the point of “if there’s smoke there’s fire” we are talking about the Entire Building is engulfed in FLAMES and they’re still talking that they are innocent. Let’s get on with this, Try them and Roast them !!!!!!!!!! JoePa TOO ! buncha sick F**ks …………………

  31. vincentbojackson says: Dec 9, 2011 12:23 AM

    Who among us hasn’t been falsely accused of the same crime by 10 different people?

    C’mon people, we’ve all been there. Give the guy a break.

  32. stockdogdca says: Dec 9, 2011 12:31 AM

    vincentbojackson says:Dec 9, 2011 12:23 AM

    LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. 187onsandusky says: Dec 9, 2011 1:04 AM


    Just got home from Heinz Field, Antonio Brown is a beast.

    Don’t know all of the details but one of the boys adopted, Matt, obviously changed, in a bad way after adoption. So much so that the biological mother made a stink about it for a long time. She was creeped out by Jerry and by the way her son was acting as well. Believe the kid was 17 at adoption.
    This all just makes my head hurt and my stomach sick.

  34. righton989 says: Dec 9, 2011 8:59 AM

    Duh-tee, Second Mile and PSU facilitated the environment of abuse. The best insurance for continued breathing is silence.

  35. florida727 says: Dec 9, 2011 9:38 AM

    Admirable that you’re willing to stand by your husband, but seriously lady, you have ZERO credibility. Now that YOU are being accused of standing by, ignoring cries for help, what other alternative do you have but to proclaim your innocence via a prepared statement?

    At the end of the day, an EYEWITNESS saw your husband having anal sex in a shower with a young boy. That’s pretty damning evidence. Go ahead and dismiss all the other claims as being “unprovable”, because of no corroborating testimony (he said / she said). This one instance gives immediate credibility to all those other claims though.

    Stop making public statements. They do nothing to further your case. If anything, they only make you look more guilty. You say, “wait until all the evidence comes out at trial”. Hello? McFly? TAKE YOUR OWN ADVICE.

  36. rangerfan says: Dec 9, 2011 10:40 AM

    F*ck you, you old ignorant a*s b*tch. Like anyone in their right mind is going to believe anything your crazy a*s says. Sad part is, you’ve probably known about what was going on all along. You should be tried and put to death just like your husband. This will never happen though.

    You need to learn to keep your da*n mouth shut. No one wants to hear anything you say.

  37. bamasleeper13 says: Dec 9, 2011 10:47 AM

    I still don’t understand why he is out of jail!!! No bail!!!! How hard is that , put his wife in the next cell. My God.

  38. Derty Ernie says: Dec 9, 2011 11:37 AM

    Didn’t read her story but heard she is denying she heard any screams. Of course she is or she would be an accomplus.

    Howver, her name is Dottie but I will refer to her as Ditzy. I mean you would not suspect something is amiss when your husband puts a bedroom in the basment, Why do I bet its a 4 bedroom house on the main leve, and invites young boys to stay over.

    Your husband is spending time in that basement with numerous young boys and you suspect nada. Please give me a break, IMHO she knew or suspected something and just STFU about it.

  39. Derty Ernie says: Dec 9, 2011 11:41 AM

    PS they found the dumbest lawyer on the planet, who else would beleive the crap these two are spilling. I sure the foundation that was just like family are thinking of both of you right now and they ain’t religeous thoughts.

  40. keeley2 says: Dec 9, 2011 11:50 AM

    Sorry for being such a pessimist, but my initial thought was that the defense team is trying to cover their losses by building credibility for Mrs. Sandusky (she knew nothing of this, has basically nothing to lose by making the statement). Whether any of this is true or not isn’t the point – they’re laying groundwork. Sickening. . .

  41. whyalwaysthehate says: Dec 9, 2011 1:05 PM

    She chose not to hear or see what was happening. Maybe she was fearful of retaliation. Maybe she was upstairs making the boys favorite cookies. Hows the Beaver Mrs. Cleaver?

  42. florida727 says: Dec 9, 2011 1:18 PM

    Derty Ernie says:
    Dec 9, 2011 11:41 AM
    PS they found the dumbest lawyer on the planet, who else would beleive the crap these two are spilling.
    You obviously know nothing about the legal profession, do you? Their guilt or innocence has nothing to do with LEGAL REPRESENTATION. It’s their right under the Constitution of the United State of America, sh*t-for-brains. Everyone assumes he/they are guilty based on everything that’s been leaked to the media. The attorney probably knows too. His job may very well being nothing more than keeping the guy from the death penalty or minimizing his sentence, NOT the determination of his guilt or innocence.

    Maybe next time you can actually try to enter an educated post on CFT. Good luck.

  43. Deb says: Dec 9, 2011 3:14 PM

    @bamasleeper13 …

    He had to put up a $250,000 cash bond to get out. He did that by using a bondsman and putting his house up as collateral. This isn’t a non-bailable offense. He’s still being required to wear an ankle monitor, and I think he’s been confined to his house.

  44. Deb says: Dec 9, 2011 3:16 PM

    @187onSandusky …

    Some scary moments in that game for both teams! Man, I’m loving Antonio! But can we just hold out Troy for the playoff run? :)

  45. 187onsandusky says: Dec 9, 2011 6:31 PM


    Bunch of guys in my fantasy league mocked me when I snagged AB around week 3. I said wait til playoffs. I’m owning them and they are pissed.

  46. 187onsandusky says: Dec 9, 2011 6:32 PM

    And I have no fear in saying it, he IS a better receiver than Wallace.

  47. Deb says: Dec 9, 2011 10:12 PM

    @187onsandusky …

    I’m just glad we have them both :)

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