Penn State Suspect's Defense: Challenge Victims' Credibility


Mike McQueary Shook Hands With Jerry Sandusky

Ben Smith, 22, of Brockport, N.Y., told ABC News of attending a football camp at Penn State in 2006 that was run by Paterno and McQueary and that Sandusky was a guest speaker, and remembers McQueary and Sandusky being chummy.

"Sandusky and McQueary, at one point, I watched them shake hands... When I first heard all about the McQueary stuff, I thought wait a second, they were at same event together," Smith said.

"For him to be able to do anything with Jerry Sandusky, they have problems," Smith said. "I don't think most human beings would be able to live through their life do things on daily basis knowing that lives have been ruined. Who knows how many children's lives were ruined by Jerry Sandusky."

The two men also appeared together on the football field for a charity flag football game for the Easter Seals on March 28, 2002, just weeks after McQueary reported Sandusky's alleged sexual assault. McQueary played and Sandusky coached.

McQueary also played in a June 21, 2002, celebrity golf tournament benefitting Sandusky's charity, The Second Mile.

In 2003, McQueary played in another Second Mile golf tournament and played in the Easter Seals flag football game, with Sandusky coaching, in April 2004.

Amendola says that Sandusky has been vilified as a pedophile for simply showering with boys, a common practice in "locker room culture," he said.

Amendola told ABC News a previous 1998 case against Sandusky was declared unfounded by police, the District Attorney and Child Services. Despite Sandusky's admission that he showered with the then-10 year old boy and gave him a skin-to-skin bear hug, no actual sex could be proven.

"His genitals never touched the boy," Amendola said.

Amendola also defended his decision to put his client on television and said he will do it again. He said the public needed to hear Sandusky say that he is not a pedophile and, while he did shower with boys, he did not have sex with them.

The NCAA informed Penn State today that it will investigate the school to examine "Penn State's exercise of institutional control over its intercollegiate athletics programs."

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