Despite a disastrous interview with Bob Costas, Jerry Sandusky and his wife Sandusky are considering making another public television appearance to defend Mr. Sandusky against charges he sexually abused young boys and used the Penn State football program to do so.
Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer, Joe Amendola, told the Harrisburg Patriot-News this week that the two may sit down with Oprah, Barbara Walters, or even return to Brian Williams’s Rock Center—since the first visit went so very well.
If I’m Joe Amendola, I tell the Sanduskys to avoid the TV cameras at all costs, since there’s nothing they can say that won’t either make Jerry Sandusky look guilty (as his interview with Costas did) or bat the beehive (as Dottie Sandusky’s recent public statement did, railing against “false accusations”). The best thing for the Sanduskys to do would be to keep quiet. Of course, much of what we’ve heard and seen from their attorneys so far has been shockingly tone-deaf, so I wouldn’t be at all surprised if they went ahead and made the TV appearance, with Amendola’s blessing.