"These allegations are false. I didn't do those things, " accused child molester Jerry Sandusky said in his most recent interview. "I don't know what else to say."
The former football defensive coordinator at Penn State University, who has been charged with 40 counts of sexually abusing young boys from his Second Mile charity, is denying all wrong doing these days.
In an interview with the New York Times, during which he avoids any eye contact with the reporter or camera, he calls the allegations "unfounded". He also revealed that Joe Paterno, who was informed of the "horseplay" in the PSU locker room showers with boys as young as 10-years-old, never confronted him over the issue.
He goes on to say that former university president Graham Spanier, who was fired over the scandal along with Paterno, also never raised the issue with him, explaining:
"I don't know that he didn't know. I know that he never said anything to me. I know that."
When pressed about his suspicious physical contact with the young kids he interacted with, he mumbled this somewhat incoherent explanation:
"The environment was family and I guess, you know, in times that you had with them…all the times were precious times, they were significant times because they were going to have you and you were going to have them. It was all significant times. It was important times. So I guess it just happened that way."
Hmm…not quite sure what he's getting at there. However, when reminded of his Bob Costas interview on NBC in which he demonstrated difficulty answering the simple question of whether or not he was sexually attracted to young boys, the disgraced coach said:
"I was sitting there saying, 'What in the world is this question?' If I say, 'No, I'm not attracted to boys,' that's not the truth because I'm attracted to young people. Boys, girls…"
Sandusky trails off because his lawyer sitting in on the interview had to intervene and remind him "not sexually. You're attracted because you enjoy spending time with them."
After the clarification on a subject matter that most would not need clarification for if they weren't attracted to kids, Sandusky continues:
"Right. That's what I was trying to say. I enjoy spending time with young people. I enjoy spending time with people. I mean, my two favorites groups are the elderly and the young. The young because they don't think about what they say and the old because they don't care."
Or perhaps it's because both groups are the easiest members of our population to take advantage of? That's our word, not his, but it makes more sense to us than his explanation!
It sounds like Jerry Sandusky truly believes he is innocent and, in his mind, doesn't see anything wrong with his disgusting actions. With the amount of victims who have stepped forward, however, we think he'll have a hard time proving that in court.