Sandusky Appeal

06.25.12 | Bob Price

Sandusky was convicted Friday on 45 counts of child sexual abuse.  His lawyers had sought a mistrial before he was convicted, on the grounds that prosecutors showed jurors an inaccurate version of an NBC interview with Sandusky.  NBC News had turned over three versions of the interview between Bob Costas and Sandusky which aired on several programs last November.  A spokesman for the Pennsylvania attorney general said Sunday that one of those versions, which was shown on the "Today" show, contained an erroneous repetitition of a critical question and answer - whether Sandusky was sexually attracted to young boys.  Sandusky's attorneys say the repetition of that particular Q and A made it appear to jurors that their client was stonewalling.  The attorney general's spokesman Nils Frederiksen told Reuters that "It wasn't noticed by NBC News, it wasn't noticed by us, but it became obvious when it played in court."