While Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant Penn State football coach arrested for sexually abusing young boys, did his public image no favors with his interview on NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams, his admissions to Bob Costas could end up hurting him the most in court. Legal experts who've spoken to the media are questioning Sandusky's decision to be interviewed by Costas. Let's run down some of the legal ramifications they've identified.
He's admitted to a crime already in the interview Sandusky said in the interview, "Well, I could say that, you know, I have done some of those things. I have horsed around with kids, I have showered after workouts." His lawyer, Joe Amendola, said that "some of the allegations, such as putting a hand on a boy's knee, do not constitute criminal conduct," according to the AP, and that showering with a boy also isn't a crime on Today. But CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin vehemently disagrees. "It's such a classic fact pattern for him to admit that he showered with these children and horsed around and confessed to touching them," she says on CNN. "In my mind, that's already misdemeanor child sex abuse. So I disagree when the attorney says nothing criminal happened here. That, in and of itself, is criminal."