Jerry Sandusky's on-camera interview with The New York Times appears to have had the same effect as his call-in interview with Bob Costas on NBC's "Rock Center:" Both media appearances seem to have galvanized those alleging sexual abuse by the former Penn State defensive coordinator.
Just days after Sandusky's interview with the Times over the weekend, ABC News reported that all eight alleged victims identified in the 23-page grand jury report will testify against him in the preliminary hearings next week.
This seems to refute a claim made by Joseph Amendola, Sandusky's lawyer, during his own interview with Costas. Amendola had informed Costas that the alleged victim of the assault that receivers coach Mike McQueary has testified to witnessing in 2002 was going to offer contradictory testimony.
Following the 67-year-old's phone interview with Bob Costas on NBC's "Rock Center" on Nov. 14, the boy known in the grand jury report as "Victim 1" hired a lawyer. Shortly after that, a FOX affiliate in Philadelphia reported that six of the boys referenced in the grand jury's report were expected to testify. At that time, the identity of the two other victims was not believed to be known by law enforcement.