Penn State Scandal: Jerry Sandusky’s Lawyer Impregnated A Teenager, Plus More B.S. From McQueary And Paterno!

  • Earlier today, I posted the video from last night’s interview between NBC’s Bob Costas and accused child rapist Jerry Sandusky. What I didn’t point out then was that Sandusky’s lawyer, Joe Amendola, was also interviewed and said that not only does he believe his client is innocent, but that he would happily leave his own kids in his care. He also said that he believes they have figured out the identity of Victim 2 — i.e. the young boy graduate assistant coach Mike McCleary allegedly saw being anally raped by Sandusky in the Penn State locker room showers in 2002 — and implied that they would be able to produce witnesses who would contradict that the attack ever happened. He also said he believes that a number of the victims listed in the grand jury report will come forward and say that the attacks described against them never occurred. Wish in one hand, buddy… [Huffington Post]
  • Oh, just a little offhand note about Joe Amendola, defense attorney for accused rapist Jerry Sandusky. Amendola, 63, reportedly impregnated a teenage girl more than a decade ago. In 1996, Amendola was Mary Iavasile’s lawyer in her emancipation case, and around the time she turned 17, she became pregnant with his child. Amendola would have been in his late-40s at the time. They later married and had a second child, but have since split up. But I repeat: man in his late-40s impregnates 17-year-old client. Fifteen years later, he’s defending an accused pedophile. [NY Post]
  • But let’s not forgot about the Penn State staff members that allowed an accused pedophile to go about his business under their watch! Now Mike McQueary is defending himself, at least to his former teammates. Contrary to reports — and, uh, what’s in the statement he made to the grand jury — McQueary wrote in an email: “I did the right thing … you guys know me … the truth is not out there fully … I didn’t just turn and run … I made sure it stopped … I had to make quick tough decisions…” The quick, tough decision to not pry a naked man off of a naked child? The quick, tough decision to go home and ask daddy what to do? The quick, tough decision to sit back and watch as your superiors did the bare minimum, despite knowing the disgustingness of Sandusky’s (alleged!) crime? The quick, tough decision to continue to not say anything as Sandusky operated a camp for kids for the next nine years? In other words, the quick, tough decision to be a coward? [NY Post]
  • And finally, Joe Paterno. Apparently, the Pope of Penn State has been doing the bare minimum (at best!) for awhile now when it comes to the sexual misconduct of his staff and players. According to a piece on The Daily Beast, Paterno has a history of not taking sexual assault very seriously, at least in comparison to football. For example, in 2006, on the eve of Orange Bowl, Paterno had this to say to reporters about a player who had just been accused of sexual assault on a woman: “There’s so many people gravitating to these kids. He may not have even known what he was getting into, Nicholson. They knock on the door; somebody may knock on the door; a cute girl knocks on the door. What do you do? … Geez. I hope—thank God they don’t knock on my door, because I’d refer them to a couple of other rooms.” Yeah. Seriously. [The Daily Beast]