Jerry Sandusky Phone Interview

  • Aired:  11/15/11
  •  | Views: 353,338

NBC News' Bob Costas asks Jerry Sandusky about the sexual abuse charges leveled against him. (4:39)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE).

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK TO THE

SHOW.

AS MANY OF YOU WATCH THE

PROGRAM, I'M A BIT OF A NEWS

CONNOISSEUR.

MY OFFICE IS WIRED.

GOT 16 T.V.s ALL

SIMULTANEOUSLY TUNED TO NEWS

CHANNELS, EIGHT HIGH SPEED WI-FI

HOT SPOTS.

GOT A POWER GLOVE HOOKED UP TO

ONE OF THEM MINORITY REPORT

SCREENS SO I CAN SLIDE FOOTAGE

AROUND IN REALTIME.

THAT'S HOW WE MAKE THE MONTAGES.

(LAUGHTER)

POINT IS, I'VE SEEN MY SHARE OF

CRAZY (BLEEP) ON T.V.

MONDAY NIGHT, THOUGH, BRIAN

WILLIAMS NEW SHOW, THE INSANITY

BAR WAS RAISED.

BOB COSTAS GETS A PHONE CALL

FROM FORMER PENN STATE COACH AND

ACCUSED CHILD RAPIST JERRY

SANDUSKY.

NOW, I'M NO LAWYER, BUT IT SEEMS

TO ME WHEN YOU'RE ACCUSED OF ONE

OF THE MOST HEINOUS CRIMES

IMAGINABLE YOU MAY NOT WANT TO

LITERALLY PHONE IN YOUR DEFENSE.

(LAUGHTER)

ON NATIONAL TELEVISION.

>> ARE YOU SEXUALLY ATTRACTED TO

YOUNG BOYS?

TO UNDERAGE BOYS?

>> AM I SEXUALLY ATTRACTED TO

UNDERAGE BOYS?

>> Jon: DID YOU JUST REPEAT

THE QUESTION?

(LAUGHTER)

BECAUSE YOU MUST HAVE KNOWN THAT

QUESTION WAS COMING BUT EVERYONE

KNOWS THE ONLY TIME YOU REPEAT A

QUESTION IS WHEN YOU'RE GUILTY!

(LAUGHTER)

"DID YOU USE MY ELECTRIC RAZOR

TO SHAVE YOUR PUBES?"

"DID I USE YOUR ELECTRIC RAZOR

TO SHAVE MY PUBES?"

(LAUGHTER)

YOU'RE ABOUT TO LIE!

I DON'T HAVE TO BE A LAWYER TO

KNOW THAT A LIE IS COMING.

I'VE LIED BEFORE.

SO I POE WHAT YOU DO BEFORE YOU

LIE!

(LAUGHS)

>> AM I SEXUALLY ATTRACTED TO

UNDERAGE BOYS?

SEXUALLY ATTRACTED?

YOU KNOW, I ENJOY YOUNG PEOPLE.

I LOVE TO BE AROUND THEM.

I... I... BUT NO.

I'M NOT SEXUALLY ATTRACTED TO

YOUNG BOYS.

(AUDIENCE REACTS)

>> Jon: YOU CAN'T EVEN BRING

YOURSELF TO LIE EMPHATICALLY!

GOOD GOD NO!

SEXUALLY ATTRACTED TO!

I'M NOT!

IT'S LIKE IN THAT PHONE

CONVERSATION YOU'RE ACTUALLY

FIGHTING THE URGE TO COME CLEAN!

AND IF YOU WEREN'T PREPARED FOR

THAT QUESTION, IT WASN'T GOING

TO GET EASIER.

>> WHAT ABOUT MIKE McQUEARY,

THE GRAD ASSISTANT WHO IN 2002

WALKED INTO THE SHOWER WHERE HE

SAYS IN SPECIFIC DETAIL THAT YOU

WERE FORCIBLY RAPING A BOY WHO

APPEARED TO BE TEN OR 11 YEARS

OLD.

>> WE WERE SHOWERING AND HORSING

AROUND AND HE ACTUALLY TURNED

ALL THE SHOWERS ON AND WAS

ACTUALLY SLIDING ACROSS THE

FLOOR AND WE WERE, AS I RECALL,

POSSIBLY LIKE SNAP AGO TOWEL,

HORSE PLAY.

(AUDIENCE REACTS)

>> Jon: FIRST OF ALL, GOOD ON

BOB COSTAS, NICE JOB.

SECOND OF ALL, HORSEPLAY?

ARE YOU (BLEEP)ING KIDDING US?

HORSEPLAY?

(APPLAUSE)

YOU KNOW, HORSEPLAY......

HORSEPLAY IS WRESTLING YOUR

FRIEND OUT OF A PILLOW FORT.

THROWING YOUR NEPHEW INTO THE

POOL, VARIOUS OTHER THINGS THAT

WOULD BE NEVER MISTAKEN FOR

RAPE.

(LAUGHTER)

BY THE WAY, IN CASE YOU'RE

WONDERING, WHERE THE HELL IS

SANDUSKY'S LAWYER WHILE HE'S

SAYING ALL THIS?

HE'S SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO BOB

COSTAS!

(AUDIENCE REACTS)

>> WOULD YOU ALLOW YOUR OWN

CHILDREN TO BE ALONE WITH YOUR

CLIENT?

>> ABSOLUTELY.

I... I BELIEVE IN JERRY'S

INNOCENCE.

QUITE HONESTLY, BOB, THAT'S WHY

I'M INVOLVED IN THE CASE.

>> Jon: RIGHT, YOU'D LEAVE

YOUR KIDS ALONE WITH JERRY

SANDUSKY.

ARE THE KIDS YOU WOULD LEAVE

ALONE WITH THEM ANY OF THE KIDS

YOU HAD WHEN YOU IMPREGNATE ADD

TEENAGED CLIENT IN 1996?

(AUDIENCE REACTS)

WHEN YOU WERE AT THE TIME 49

YEARS OLD?

WHAT KIND OF CREEPY GUY CLUB DO

YOU BOTH BELONG TO?

(LAUGHTER)

I'M NOT A LAWYER HERE, BUT,

AGAIN...

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

IF YOU'RE ACCUSED OF SEX WITH

MINORS, FORCIBLE SEX, MAYBE YOUR

CRITERIA FOR FINDING A DEFENSE

LAWYER SHOULDN'T BE "ALSO HAS

ISSUES WITH SEXUAL BOUNDARIES."

(LAUGHTER)

SANDUSKY, YOU'RE A DEFENSIVE

COORDINATOR.

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO

COORDINATE A BETTER DEFENSE.

(LAUGHTER)

AND YOU SHOULD HAVE DONE IT 20

YEARS AGO.

IT'S EASY, YOU COULD HAVE CALLED

THE PREVENT DEFENSE.

YOU KNOW, OR THE PREVENT-ME

DEFENSE.

WHEN THE BALL SNAPS PULL ALL

YOUR (BLEEP)ING LINEMEN AND SEND

EVERYBODY TO PREVENT YOU FROM

MOVING 50 YARDS WITHIN A KID!

DONE!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

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