Sandusky: 'I Shouldn't Have Showered With Those Kids'

Accused coach says he's innocent, and not a pedophile
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 14, 2011 6:01 PM CST
Updated Nov 14, 2011 7:00 PM CST

(Newser) – Jerry Sandusky admits he showered and played with young boys, but insists he is not a pedophile. "I say that I am innocent of those charges," Sandusky tells Bob Costas in an NBC interview airing tonight. Asked whether he is a pedophile, Sandusky says, "No." Currently out on a $100,000 bond, the former Penn State football coach is facing 40 counts of molesting eight boys at the school since 1994, MSNBC reports.

"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," says Sandusky. Asked by Costas whether he did anything wrong, Sandusky responds: "I shouldn't have showered with those kids." The phone interview is scheduled to air on NBC News' Rock Center at 10pm East Coast time. (Read more Jerry Sandusky stories.)

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