Former Penn State football coach and convicted child sex offender Jerry Sandusky gave an interview from the prison where he is serving a 60-year sentence.
Excerpts from the recorded interview aired Monday on the “Today” show, and Sandusky is heard disputing testimony from former assistant coach Mike McQueary, who was the prosecution’s key witness.
Sandusky scoffed, “I don’t understand how anybody would have walked into that locker room from where he was and heard sounds associated that was sex going on like he said that could’ve been. I mean, that would have been the last thing I would have thought about. I would have thought maybe fooling around or something like that.”
The sit-down with Sandusky, who was convicted in October 2012, is part of filmmaker John Ziegler’s documentary ”Framing Paterno,” which is a defense of disgraced coach, Joe Paterno, who was forced to resign as Penn State head coach in wake of the scandal. Paterno died from lung cancer in 2012.
Ziegler told “Today’s” Matt Lauer, “I’m trying to get Joe Paterno, effectively his day in court… I have no doubt that Jerry Sandusky was guilty of many of things, if not all the things that he was accused of, but I do believe there were due process problems with the trial.”