McQueary participated in at least five charity events with Sandusky in the years after the alleged rape and, according to Amendola and Sandusky, saw Sandusky three times a week on the practice field of the football stadium.
"Shook hands with him. Raised money. Helped raise money for troubled kids who now (he) says he saw Jerry abusing in a terrible, terrible way. It just defies explanation," Amendola said.
Amendola also rebuked widespread criticism of Sandusky's answers to NBC when asked if he was a pedophile. Sandusky took long pauses and repeated the question back to Costas before answering, "I enjoy kids. I enjoy being around kids, but no. I'm not attracted to them sexually."
Critics railed that Sandusky's pause was telling of his guilt, but Amendola said that Sandusky is merely a thoughtful speaker, who repeats questions and takes pauses during long, discursive answers in everyday conversation. He hopes the public will continue to see that through future interviews, he said.
Sandusky is set to have a preliminary hearing in Centre County court on Dec. 13.