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Jerry Sandusky’s wife, Dottie, testifies in defense of her husband

Dottie Sandusky, wife of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, arrives at the Centre County Courthouse for the sixth day of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse trial in Bellefonte Reuters

The first day of the Jerry Sandusky trial brought with it the surprise hint from attorney Joe Amendola that, perhaps, Sandusky will take the stand to defend himself. Although that’s yet to officially happen — Amendola was coy about the very topic this morning — Sandusky’s wife, Dottie, did testify during Day 6 and the second day of the defense’s presentation.

The testimony itself was about what one would expect. Sandusky said she never saw any inappropriate contact between her husband, who is now facing 51 counts related to child-sex abuse, and his alleged victims. Specifically, Sandusky said she once walked into a hotel room during a bowl trip, where her husband and a young boy were fully clothed. Below is a portion of her testimony via

“I walked in and I said, ‘What’s going on?’ Jerry was very upset. We had asked [him] if he wanted to go to a luncheon. He said he’d really like to go,” Dottie Sandusky said

“They were just standing in the little hallway. They had their clothes on. Jerry was yelling. I knew Jerry was mad. It was just the way he looked, and he said, ‘We did this for you. You got to do this.’ ”

Dottie Sandusky characterized alleged victim No. 4 as demanding, conniving, always wanting his way and not listening a lot. She called alleged victim No. 1 very clingy to Jerry, somebody who would never look people in the eye.

Alleged Victim 4 claims Sandusky abused him several times, including once during a trip to the 1998 Alamo Bowl.

Earlier today, witnesses in the defense’s presentation attempted to discredit the accusations made by alleged Victims 1 and 4 — and by far it was the defense’s most successful attempt. A former neighbor accused Victim 1’s family of ulterior, financial motives while another witness said alleged Victim 4 had a tendency for “dishonesty and embellished stories.

The defense is expected to wrap up their presentations Wednesday in time for closing arguments and jury deliberation Thursday.

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12 Responses to “Jerry Sandusky’s wife, Dottie, testifies in defense of her husband”
  1. 1990tiger says: Jun 19, 2012 6:06 PM

    “Specifically, Sandusky said she once walked into a hotel room during a bowl trip, where her husband and a young boy were fully clothed.”

    Only once?

  2. pictureamerica says: Jun 19, 2012 6:45 PM

    Hello. He did it. He did it for decades. Penn State University administrators covered it up for decades. This is all very bad stuff. The facts and details may be revealed. The whole truth may be revealed. That may help.

  3. canetic says: Jun 19, 2012 8:01 PM

    She is as much of a monster as he is

  4. kozbee says: Jun 19, 2012 8:39 PM

    For all the years he raped young boys now there is becoming a light at the end of the tunnel.

  5. mgmac says: Jun 19, 2012 9:05 PM

    pictureamerica – not only did sandusky molest boys and psu admin covered it up, paterno had to know. everyone says he was the most powerful man on the campus – he had to have known and he also covered it up

  6. cosanostra71 says: Jun 19, 2012 9:27 PM

    his wife looks like Emperor Palpatine…

  7. showerswithsandusky says: Jun 19, 2012 10:19 PM

    Dottie looks like my Uncle Merle in drag. Enabling old bag! Yo Dottie…were you ever curious as to why Jerry’s tool tasted like sh!t? Burn in hell babe along side your husband

  8. ghengy says: Jun 19, 2012 10:26 PM

    He’s gonna walk. Guilty as hell but people are going to be surprised at the outcome of this thing.

  9. prrbrr says: Jun 20, 2012 12:01 AM

    Dot, your as disgusting as your child groping hubby! Hope when Texas gets ahold of ya you perjure ourself and end up in a lovely TX state pen

  10. onceuponatimeinsports says: Jun 20, 2012 12:48 AM

    The Manson women testified on Charlie’s behalf too, what good did that do him?

  11. poppyitis says: Jun 20, 2012 11:53 AM

    I truly do not understand all the negative and insulting comments about Dottie Sandusky . And the physical looks comments are unforgivably. And yes, I believe he is guilty and needs to rot in hell. but,,,,

  12. abrellbama says: Jun 20, 2012 11:36 PM

    I have a problem with victim 8 that said he screamed while he was being abused BUT he spent 50-100 nights in the Sandusky basement. I have a real problem with this one. If someone abuses you, you don’t go back and go back and go back. And I have a problem with the investigation because it is so easy for the investigators to check out the basement to see if it is soundproof yet none of that has even been mentioned in the trial.

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