Jerry Sandusky, former Penn State assistant football coach, was sentenced today to 30 to 60 years in prison for the numerous child sex abuse charges brought against him. The man is either in complete denial, still trying to save face (although that's a lost cause) or he is totally off his rocker, because hours before sentencing, he gave a "convoluted, rambling statement" not only proclaiming his innocence, but claiming his victims orchestrated a conspiracy against him.
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Sandusky, 68 and donning his red jumpsuit, was smiling the entire time cops escorted him to the courthouse for sentencing. In a statement released from his jail cell, he said, "In my heart, I know I did not do these alleged disgusting acts." Hmm. In your heart may be one reality for you, Mr. Sandusky, but what happened in the rest of the world's reality is what matters. How he could still claim that he was innocent after so many tearful victims testified against him is unbelievable.
Jerry Sandusky seems to believe that he is the victim of a "well-orchestrated effort of the media, investigators, the system, Penn State, psychologists, [and]...attorneys" who framed him. He said the boys who were his accusers only wanted attention. Although he only got '30 to 60 years,' at 68, this sentence will practically be for the rest of his life. Still, it would be nice for the victims to hear some sort of apology or admittance of wrongdoings. Do you think Sandusky is psychologically ill, or just in denial?