In a letter of support for Jerry Sandusky prior to his sentencing, his wife Dottie Sandusky writes that if she ever saw him doing anything wrong, she would have stopped him, and that the police and the media have gotten away with lies spoken about her husband.
Dottie Sandusky wrote of her husband in letters obtained from Centre County Court Thursday, the former Penn State defensive coordinator convicted on 45 counts of child sex abuse, that he is a “very up front man and a man of very high morals."
Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to serve 30 to 60 years in jail.
Dottie Sandusky goes on to bash both the police and the media, the latter of the two she called “unbelievable.” She wrote that the police are getting away with saying lies about her husband and that those who have not even met the Sandusky family are writing lies about them.
The Sandusky’s adopted son, Matt Sandusky, was also mentioned by his adoptive mother. Dottie Sandusky wrote in the letter that her son has had many legal problems and that he has stolen from the Sandusky family. Matt Sandusky has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but refuses treatment, she wrote.
“We still love him and want the best for him, but because of his actions we cannot express this to him,” Dottie Sandusky wrote in the letter.
In Jerry Sandusky’s letter he wrote to Cleland for himself, he stated that many different people orchestrated his conviction, including the media, investigators, Penn State and people he was convicted of abusing, and that all these people were protecting their own images.
Sandusky went on to say that his trust in fairness has diminished since he was convicted, and equated himself at one point to David in the biblical tale David and Goliath.
Read Friday's edition of the Collegian for more details.