Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky has come out fighting with a combative New York Times interview in which he denies acting improperly. Sandusky says he was never sexually inappropriate with children, and he also denies that he ever spoke to Joe Paterno about any of the allegations.
According to Sandusky, the allegations have dragged his name through the mud and have led to people twisting the many years’ work he did with his charity. He insists that the claims of a tiny number of people have been used to blacken his name and to detract from all the good work he carried out.
The whole Penn State scandal has been one of the biggest news stories in America in recent weeks, and led to Joe Paterno leaving his coaching role after more than half a century despite the fact that he wasn’t implicated in the scandal at all. Jerry Sandusky, at least, seems to be determined to set the record straight.