MSNBC Anchor Peter Alexander broke the news via his Twitter that famed broadcaster Bob Costas will be interviewing Jerry Sandusky tonight on NBC News’ Rock Center airing tonight at 10 pm/9 CT.
In the interview Sandusky insists on his innocence. He told Costas:
“I say that I am innocent of those charges,” said Sandusky in a phone interview with Costas.
When asked by Costas, “Are you a pedophile,” Sandusky responded “No.”
The allegations date back to 1994, according to a grand jury report. A grand jury report detailed claims of alleged sexual encounters with young boys in Sandusky’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 what he’d done was wrong, Sandusky said:
“I shouldn’t have showered with those kids.”
The former Penn State defensive coach was was indicted by a grand jury on 40 criminal counts of sexual assault ranging from statutory rape to inappropriate touching.
Sandusky has denied all charges and was released on $100,000 bail; he is to appear in court next month for a preliminary hearing.