Jerry Sandusky Interview: Unaired Portion Raises Questions About Sexual Abuse Allegations

On Monday evening, NBC aired an interview of Jerry Sandusky conducted by Bob Costas. According to Costas, the entire interview didn't air. A portion of the interview that didn't air on NBC contained an extremely bizarre answer, much more bizarre than anything Sandusky said in the aired interview. Costas asked Sandusky if it mattered that he helped some children if those efforts were just a ruse to secure relationships with young boys.

The former Penn State coach replied in part to the question, "I didn't go around seeking out every young person for sexual needs that I've helped. There are many that I didn't have-- I hardly had any contact with who I have helped in many, many ways."

The unaired portion of the interview is up on the New York Daily News. Below is the full text of the above referenced question:

BOB COSTAS

19:00:28:00: "But isn't what you're just describing the classic MO of many pedophiles? And that is that they gain the trust of young people, they don't necessarily abuse every young person. There were hundreds, if not thousands of young boys you came into contact with, but there are allegations that at least eight of them were victimized. Many people believe there are more to come. So it's entirely possible that you could've helped young boy A in some way that was not objectionable while horribly taking advantage of young boy B, C, D, and E. Isn't that possible?"

JERRY SANDUSKY:

19:01:01:00: "Well -- you might think that. I don't know. (LAUGHS) In terms of -- my relationship with so many, many young people. I would-- I would guess that there are many young people who would come forward. Many more young people who would come forward and say that my methods and-- and what I had done for them made a very positive impact on their life. And I didn't go around seeking out every young person for sexual needs that I've helped. There are many that I didn't have-- I hardly had any contact with who I have helped in many, many ways."

The reasoning for NBC not airing this portion of the interview is unknown, but Sandusky looks like he nearly admitted to having sexual conduct with some boys.

For more on the Penn State scandal, continue following this StoryStreamFor more on the Nittany Lions, head over to Black Shoe Diaries.

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