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Lawyer: Sandusky Won't Take Plea Deal


The attorney for Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant accused of sex crimes, is now denying a published report his client would take a plea in the case.

Attorney Joe Amendola told on Thursday that a report from a Harrisburg newspaper was inaccurate.

"No, that is not accurate,” Amendola told when asked about his comments printed in the Harrisburg Patriot-News, where he reportedly said a plea deal “could happen if more allegations come forth and Jerry gets to the point where he realizes fighting against more than the original allegations might be a real uphill battle."

Sandusky will be in court on December 13th in Bellefonte, Pa., in what will be a media circus.

At least two of the alleged victims in the Sandusky case could testify in the case, unless the defense waives the hearing.

Two Penn State officials facing perjury charges are in court the week after Sandusky.

Amendola is the same lawyer who let his client do a television interview with NBC last month.

Amendola first claimed that Sandusky, the former Penn State football assistant coach charged with molesting eight boys, is completely innocent and falsely accused.

Amendola's new remarks were allegedly made on the same day that the first in what might be many civil lawsuits was filed against Sandusky.

The alleged victim, known only as "John Doe A," says Sandusky abused him more than 100 times in a Penn State locker room, while on trips to Philadelphia, and at Sandusky's home.

This accuser is not one of the eight victims named in the grand jury report. But his lawyer says his client is no different from any of the other victims.

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