Ex-Penn State coach insists he's innocent

Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky insisted he's innocence during an interview with the New York Times.

Sandusky says he never sexually abused children and portrays himself as a father-like figure to the kids in his life. He also said he never spoke with former head coach Joe Paterno about any allegations of misconduct.

Three attorneys representing one of the alleged victims says that Sandusky's comments were "an unconvincing denial and a series of bizarre explanations."

Sandusky has been charged with molesting eight boys over 15 years. Penn State's Board of Trustees fired Paterno, a Brooklyn native, citing that he didn't do enough to alert authorities about the allegations.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."