You have the right to remain silent

For some asinine reason Jerry Sandusky agreed to an interview with Bob Costas. I probably do not need to tell anyone what Sandusky said during the interview. Unlike everyone else, I do have some pity for the man. I think he raped those boys and should go to prison. I also think that he cannot help himself. That makes him dangerous because he simply may not stop abusing children.

But his interview with Costas tests my pity. Here is a note to any people accused of child rape: do not give interviews, and if you do, do not admit that you did what you are accused of doing. We saw this six years ago with Michael Jackson’s “it’s innocent” nonsense. It really does not matter if it is innocent. You are accused of raping children. You do not something as stupid as this:

[…] A grand jury report detailed claims of alleged sexual encounters with young boys in Paterno’s home, hotels and Penn State locker rooms.

“I could say that I have done some of those things. I have horsed around with kids I have showered after workouts. I have hugged them and I have touched their legs without intent of sexual contact,” said Sandusky.

When pressed by Costas about what Sandusky was willing to concede that he’d done was wrong, Sandusky said, “I shouldn’t have showered with those kids.”

I wonder Sandusky gave that interview with his lawyer’s blessing because that statement can be used against Sandusky at trial, and it is quite incriminating.

The full interview airs at 9 pm eastern time on NBC’s Rock Center is now available online.

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