Jerry Sandusky Denies Being a Pedophile

Plus: A final farewell to Smokin' Joe, the Flyers best the Canes, The Roots drop an album with Betty Wright, and more of what Philly is buzzing about today

Sandusky Denies Rape, Molestation in Interview with Bob Costas. In a telephone interview aired on NBC News last evening, Jerry Sandusky told Bob Costas and the world that he did not rape or molest any boys. He said he’s not a pedophile. He also admitted to showering with the boys, but chalked it up to horseplay. [NBC Rock Center]

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A Final Farewell to Joe Frazier. Mayor Michael Nutter, Muhammad Ali and Reverend Jesse Jackson were all at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church to say a final farewell to Philly’s champ. [WHYY]

Flyers Handle Canes on the Road. Giroux tallied two goals and an assist as the Flyers earned themselves another road win with a 5-3 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes. [The 700 Level]

Betty Wright and The Roots Drop an Album. “Betty Wright: The Movie” hits shelves (read: iTunes store) today. The album was produced by ?uestlove and features cameos from stars like Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg and Joss Stone. [Daily News]

Temple Needs OT to Beat Penn at the Palestra. The Sixers may not be suiting up any time soon, but if Big 5 play continues the way it started, they may not be missed all that much. Last night the Temple Owls beat Penn 73-67 in overtime to kick things off in Philly. Happy basketball season, everybody. [CBS 3]

Did Patti LaBelle Throw Water on a Baby? A lawsuit against the Philly-born singer alleges that she exchanged some words with a woman in the lobby of a New York apartment building about the woman’s parenting. It is said that when LaBelle, who didn’t like the woman’s response, threw water on her and her baby. Then the woman claims LaBelle charged at her, trying to take a swing. [Inquirer]