The Jerry Sandusky saga continues to build intrigue. Week after the former Penn State assistant football coach was publicly accused of sexually assaulting young boys, he has opted to forgo a preliminary hearing that would have brought him face-to-face with his accusers. Instead, his lawyer Joseph Amendola was defiant on the courthouse steps, saying, "There will be no plea negotiations. This is a fight to the death."
That will be music to the ears of those who would love the actual death penalty for Sandusky. He now faces 50 counts of sexual abuse against 10 boys.
Amendola is pretty disgusting, claiming that what Sandusky did was no more than what you might do in a tight family where "everybody hugged and kissed each other." Sorry, but if you asked my dad whether he was attracted to young boys, his answer wouldn't be, "Define attracted."
At this point, Sandusky is just buying himself time. At 67, he knows he'll spend the rest of his life in jail. All the legal wranglings now are about buying him a couple more years of freedom before he rots in prison.