As the accusations against his client pile up, Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer, Joe Amendola, is talking about the possibility of Sandusky pleading guilty to the child sex abuse accusations that have rocked State College and Penn State.
Not yet, however, as it appears Sandusky doesn’t yet want to give up the fight (as is his right, obviously).
“That could happen if more allegations come forth and Jerry gets to the point where he realizes fighting against more than the original allegations might be a real uphill battle,” Amendola said. “Bottom line, Jerry has always maintained his innocence, from the first allegation, and continues to maintain innocence. What happens with any additional charges which may be filed remains to be seen.”
It’s very hard, at this point, to see how Sandusky could dodge all the charges against him. There are a ton of accusers, and they’re probably still not all out of the woodwork. And there’s Mike McQueary, whose testimony the grand jury found very convincing.
Amendola now says he has a witness who claims to be the victim and can dispute aspects of McQueary’s testimony, although the victim now has his own lawyer, who doesn’t sound especially happy about Amendola’s comments.
“Our investigation reveals that Sandusky is an unrepentant child predator. He caused incalculable devastation to children, their families and our community and is continuing to do so through his attacks on the victims’ credibility,” Shubin added in a written statement.
It doesn’t yet sound like Amendola and Sandusky want to give up. But it also sounds like something they might consider in the future.