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Sandusky’s attorney says his client will testify

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The first big revelation of the Jerry Sandusky trial, which began today, was supposed to be the reading of “love letters” allegedly written by Sandusky to his victims. Instead, the trial didn’t even get through opening statements before the defense came out with a surprise of its own.

Sandusky’s attorney, Joe Amendola, said this morning that his client will testify and explain himself to the jury. The move apparently came as a surprise to prosecutors, who began by showing a slideshow of the alleged victims.

“This is a daunting task, the state has overwhelming evidence against Mr. Sandsuky,” Amendola said. “A tidal wave of media coverage, so many accusers. I just don’t know [what to say] …

One of the keys to this case is to keep an open mind. What you are going to hear originally is going to be very, very easy to say, ‘I’ve heard enough, I don’t want to hear it. This is awful.’ ”

Sandusky participated in a phone interview with NBC Sports’ Bob Costas last November while Amendola sat beside Costas on live TV. And everyone remembers how that went…

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8 Responses to “Sandusky’s attorney says his client will testify”
  1. Deb says: Jun 11, 2012 2:15 PM

    If he’s as convincing on the stand as he was in his interview with Bob Costas, we can rest assured that justice will be done.

  2. deadeye says: Jun 11, 2012 2:16 PM

    Sandusky really has got nothing to lose at this point. Taking the stand is the defendant’s equivalent of a Hail Mary pass with such a mountain of evidence against him.

  3. onceuponatimeinsports says: Jun 11, 2012 3:22 PM

    Penn St and JoePa supporters better get ready to hear a ton of “Nobody at Penn St, not even Joe Paterno, ever said Boo to me. They treated me as well after 2001 as they ever did ….”

    Whether it’s true or not, I’m willing to bet that’s what Sandusky’s going to testify to in an attempt to make it all look innocent. And with Sandusky having access to the facilities and the football team after the events of 2001 it’s going to look bad for everyone at Penn St. JoePa included.

    This is going to get worse before it gets better PSU supporters….

  4. kozbee says: Jun 11, 2012 4:22 PM

    Im a SEC fan and sure its rough on all the Penn state fans.They have enough on the perv to put him away for life.I always enjoyed a Lion game on tv knowing it will be very entertaining whoever they played.After this is all over and done i hope Penn st the best so lets get all those Bums out of your school and goodluck to all you state fans,team and school.

  5. Deb says: Jun 11, 2012 4:52 PM

    @kozbee …

    Well said!

  6. mountaineer50415 says: Jun 11, 2012 9:09 PM

    I just hope this is over before the football season. I do not want to share the football season with Sandusky. It is too bad he is so old that he can not get enough time in jail. Hopefully Penn St. does not get more time then Sandusky.
    That is why Jo Pa’s wife and son should stay out of it.

  7. deep64blue says: Jun 12, 2012 6:41 AM

    It can’t be good for the defendant when his lawyer opens up with “the prosecution has overwhelming evidence against my client”!!

  8. blueinok says: Jun 12, 2012 11:43 AM

    The basis for his incompetent representation defense for the appeal?

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