Jerry Sandusky Admits to Showering with Boys, Rejects "Pedophile" Label

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Jerry Sandusky, the former defensive coordinator at Penn State who faces 40 counts of sexual abuse charges against a total of eight young boys, is featured on tonight's Rock Center with Brian Williams.

The man in the middle of that university's scandal speaks to Bob Costas and admits to excerpts from the 23-page grand jury report, specifically that has has showered with youths under the care of his Second Mile charity.

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"I could say that I have done some of those things. I have horsed around with kids I have showered after workouts. I have hugged them and I have touched their legs without intent of sexual contact," said Sandusky.

Asked about the allegations of abuse, however, Sandusky said "I am innocent" and asked whether or not he's a pedophile, the ex-coach simply said: "No."

Sandusky is free on $100,000 bail. The grand jury report cites charges that date back to 1994 and includes incidents with boys in hotels room, at Sandusky's home and on the Penn State campus. Two witnesses - a janitor in 2000 and an assistant coach in 2002 - say they saw Sandusky pinning a boy against a bathroom wall and having anal sex with him.

For not reporting his knowledge of sexual misconduct by Sandusky, coach Joe Paterno was fired by Penn State last week.

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It's so sad, it's such a shame that Sandusky's abuse of young boys was allowed to continue and go on and on and on for such a long, LONG time. People knew about it and it still continued to go on. When, oh when, will we as a society STOP failing our children??

T-jones

So now Jerry Sandusky thinks that he's being clever? Wow! He is so sadistic!

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And now Justine Timberlake and Jimmie Fallon are grabbing each Other's penises on magazine to make money promoting straight boys to grab each other penises as part of being men. So foul.

Limom

Grown men should NOT being showering (or sharing a bed) with young boys! There is NO excuse for that kind of behavior! Never! Not even if they're a celebrity.

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Just because I have blood on my hands, i'm standing over the body with the gun in my hands, and someone saw me shoot the victim does not mean I shot them.

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As a college sports fan and a person who has heard these rumors of abuse before I kinda believe it. This is not the first we have heard of this guy acting this way, it is just the first time it has been taken seiously. The guy has somehow managed to get out of it until now. And even now, everyone who has been associated with him at Penn State is going down but Sandusky is still being treated as though he is innocent. Even though people have been bringing this issue up for years and their concerns were ignored, Penn State denies they ever knew and is acting as though others are to blame! They knew, they ignored, they are not victims but rather enablers. And they know it. Damage control is a moot point for them now, even though they are trying very hard to do so now. Too little and way to late Penn State! You knew and you ignored, Shame on you!! You tried to cover up then tried too deny knowladge, you are just as bad as he is.

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Ummm since when does horsing around w/ kids mean getting into the shower w/them? What a sick, sick man. I hope they convict him and those big, burly inmates "horse around" in the prison shower w/him too.

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Sick bastard!