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Sandusky interview with Bob Costas cited in closing arguments

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Few would have believed that Jerry Sandusky would agree to a TV interview barely a week after his arrest on child sex abuse charges. But that's exactly what happened when NBC's Bob Costas questioned the former Penn State assistant coach last November. Prosecutors considered the interview, excerpted here, to be so important to their case that they entered it into evidence, and portions of it were played in open court. Since Sandusky did not take the stand during his trial, it was jurors’ only opportunity to hear Sandusky respond in his own words to the serious charges against him. Both the defense and prosecution cited the Costas interview in their closing arguments.