As if he wasn’t smug enough already, Bob Costas somehow got a phone interview with Jerry Sandusky that aired last night on NBCs ‘Rock Center’, and despite being a pompous jackass he actually did a really good job. Especially at getting Sandusky to creep everyone the fuck out (full transcript under the cut).
After Sandusky opened by saying that he is innocent of the charges against him, Costas said, “Innocent?”, and Sandusky immediately caved (he’s gonna be fantastic on the stand) and said…
“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. I have hugged them and I have touched their legs, without intent of sexual contact. But, um… uh … So, if you look at it that way … uh … there are things that … that … uh … wouldn’t … uh, you know, would be accurate.”
Later Costas asked him if he was sexually attracted to young boys, and Sandusky takes nearly 20 seconds to say “no”.
Costas: Are you a pedophile?
Costas: Are you sexually attracted to young boys? To underage boys?
Sandusky: Am I sexually attracted to underage boys?
Sandusky: Sexually attracted? You know, I enjoy young people. I love to be around them. I … but, no, I am not sexually attracted to young boys.
Sandusky also explained what happened when Mike McQueary allegedly witnessed him raping a boy in the shower.
“OK, we were showering and … and horsing around. And he (the boy) actually turned all the showers on and was actually sliding across the floor and um and we were, as I recall, possibly, like, snapping a towel and horseplay.”
I’m no attorney but it can’t be a good sign when even your side of the story, the version of events that is supposed to get you out of trouble, has you sliding around and playing games in a shower with a naked young boy.