Asked as he arrived at court whether he would put Sandusky
on the stand, defense attorney Joe Amendola said: "Stay tuned.
Come on, it's like a soap, you have to wait and see."
"Is it 'Days of our Lives?'" a reporter asked in return,
referring to a long-running U.S. daytime television drama.
"I think it's 'General Hospital,'" Amendola answered. Then,
a moment later, after returning from parking his car, he
quipped, "Actually it could be 'All My Children.'"
A soap opera, Mr. Amendola? Really?
Do you think the victims and their families think of it as a soap opera?
Do you think the men whose careers have been shredded at Penn State think this is a soap opera?
Do you think that Joe Paterno's family thinks this is a soap opera?
Do you think that students of Penn State who now find their school sullied by scandal think of this as a soap opera?
Do you think the tax payers of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who support Penn State thinks of this as a soap opera?
Do your think that Judge Cleland thinks of his court as a soap opera?
And Mr. Amendola, do you think your client who may face life in prison thinks of this as a soap opera?
I can guarantee you that there are 12 people sitting in that court who do not think of this trial as a soap opera, and if I were you sir, I would fear them.