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Pushing for new trial, Sandusky's wife goes on offensive against his accusers, says they lied

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    FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, Dottie Sandusky, the wife of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives for the sentencing of her husband at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. Dottie Sandusky says it was long after he’d been arrested, tried and convicted before she realized just how much trouble the former Penn State assistant football coach had gotten himself into. In an interview this week at her home in State College, Dottie Sandusky said that even after his 45-count guilty verdict in the child molestation case, she still had had hope. But when the judge gave him to 30 to 60 years in state prison, she said, she fully comprehended the trouble he was in. She’s been granting interviews in recent weeks, arguing her husband’s conviction was unjust and claiming the victims who testified against him told inaccurate stories to cash in. An attorney involved in negotiating with Penn State on behalf of his victims calls her denials “obscene.” (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) (The Associated Press)

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    FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2011 file photo, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives with his wife, Dottie Sandusky, for a preliminary hearing at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. Dottie Sandusky says it was long after he’d been arrested, tried and convicted before she realized just how much trouble the former Penn State assistant football coach had gotten himself into. In an interview this week at her home in State College, Dottie Sandusky said that even after his 45-count guilty verdict in the child molestation case, she still had had hope. But when the judge gave him to 30 to 60 years in state prison, she said, she fully comprehended the trouble he was in. She’s been granting interviews in recent weeks, arguing her husband’s conviction was unjust and claiming the victims who testified against him told inaccurate stories to cash in. An attorney involved in negotiating with Penn State on behalf of his victims calls her denials “obscene.” (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) (The Associated Press)

The wife of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky says it was long after he'd been arrested, tried and convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys that she realized just how much trouble he was in.

In an interview with The Associated Press this week at her home in State College, Dottie Sandusky said she still had hope even after his 45-count guilty verdict.

She says it was only until the judge sentenced him to 30 to 60 years in state prison that she fully comprehended his predicament.

She's been granting interviews in recent weeks, arguing her husband's conviction was unjust and claiming the accusers who testified against him lied to get money.

An attorney who represents one of the accusers calls her denials "obscene."

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