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Jerry Sandusky gives strange statement, gets sentenced to 30-60 years

Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for crimes of child sexual abuse Tuesday morning.

On the day of his sentencing, the Jerry Sandusky story just kept getting weirder, with one of his attorneys looking for 'coeds' the night before and with what apparently was a bizarre, rambling speech by Sandusky at the sentencing itself.

Sandusky made football analogies, quoted Seabiscuit, and reminisced about water balloon fights and dogs during his statement.

In the end, the statement doesn't appear to have helped, not that we would expected it to. Sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for his crimes. He's already 68, so he would be 98 by the time the minimum sentence is over. Hopefully he'll never get out.

Sandusky apparently spent at least part of the sentencing "smirking":

#Sandusky, sitting back in his chair, smirks through McGettigan's statement, even during examples of abuse.

The sentencing provided some relief for at least some of the victims, who smiled and hugged after the verdict was read. Three of the victims spoke at the sentencing, and two others offered statements.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.