Prosecutors' mistake may form basis for Sandusky appeal

5:32 PM, Jun 25, 2012   |    comments
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, leaves court in handcuffs after being convicted in his child sex abuse trial at the Centre County Courthouse on June 22, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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(WXIA) -- Jerry Sandusky's legal team sought a mistrial before his child sex abuse conviction, saying that the prosecution showed an inaccurate version of an NBC News interview with the ex-football coach.

The mistake may be part of the grounds Sandusky's legal team plans to use for their appeal of the conviction.

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NBC News was subpoenaed for video of the Bob Costas interview with Sandusky that aired last November on Rock Center and The Today Show.

According to Reuters, in the version of the interview that aired on Today, a version of a repeated question and answer were aired, that asked if Sandusky was sexually attracted to young boys.

Sandusky's lawyers say the repetition of the question gives the appearance that Sandusky was stonewalling and possibly trying to avoid the question.

According to Harrisburg, Pa., television station, Sandusky's lead attorney, Joe Amendola would not lead the appeals process, saying that he intended to testify as a witness in their appeal.

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