Sandusky's Wife: Victims 'Saw Money'

Dottie Sandusky defends husband Jerry on 'Today' show
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 12, 2014 7:58 AM CDT
Sandusky's Wife: Victims 'Saw Money'
Dottie Sandusky, the wife of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

At least one person thinks convicted child rapist Jerry Sandusky is unjustly imprisoned: wife Dottie. In fact, she goes after the victims herself in an interview on the Today show: "I think it was, they were manipulated, and they saw money,’’ she tells Matt Lauer. “Once lawyers came into the case, they said there was money.” She says the worst her husband did at Penn State was shower with kids. "That’s the generation that Jerry grew up in," she says. "There were always people coming in and out no matter what time that was.” She says Jerry Sandusky spends 23 hours a day in his cell, with the other hour spent outside while handcuffed or in a cage. He also gets one two-hour visit per week to the prison law library. Dottie visits once a week. Click for the full interview, in which she is accompanied by a pro-Sandusky filmmaker. (More Dottie Sandusky stories.)

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