On Today, Dottie Sandusky Maintains Husband’s Innocence

"I definitely believe him," she tells Matt Lauer.

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Dottie Sandusky told Today that her husband, Jerry, is innocent of all the child molestation accusations that put him in prison and brought an end to the career of his longtime boss, longtime Penn State coach Joe Paterno. Her interview aired this morning.

Dottie Sandusky, Jerry Sandusky’s wife of 37 years, maintains that her husband is innocent of the charges of child sex abuse that resulted in his imprisonment.

“Do I believe him?’’ she told Matt Lauer. “I definitely believe him. Because if I didn’t believe him, when I testified at trial, I could have not said what I said. I would have had to tell the truth.”

She believes the victims’ financial gain was at play.

“I think it was, they were manipulated, and they saw money,’’ she said. “Once lawyers came into the case, they said there was money.”

She said Jerry visits a law library two hours a week, looking for a way to appeal his convictions.