Penn State Scandal: Jerry Sandusky Says He Never Discussed Allegations With Joe Paterno

Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky has conducted a four-hour interview with the New York Times, looking to provide his side of the story in the scandal that has rocked Penn State University and the college football landscape in the past month.

In a four-hour interview, Jerry Sandusky, in addition to explaining his life's work with children and denying charges that he molested young boys, shed light on several key aspects of the Pennsylvania attorney general's investigation of the crimes he is accused of and the actions, or inaction, of officials at Penn State University and the Second Mile charity where Sandusky had worked for decades.

Interview excerpts, video courtesy of the New York Times:

According to this report from Yahoo's Rivals.com blog, Sandusky is quoted as saying he never discussed previous child molestation allegations with Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno:

During a lengthy interview at his lawyer's home, Sandusky told the newspaper he and Paterno never spoke about the alleged 2002 incident or a 1998 child molestation complaint investigated by the Penn State campus police.

"I never talked to him about either one," Sandusky said. "That's all I can say. I mean, I don't know." He worked for Paterno for nearly 30 years.

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

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