VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Wife of Jerry Sandusky Appears on NBC's TODAY
Dottie Sandusky, the wife of former Penn State assistant football coach and convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky, will appear in an exclusive interview on TODAY today, March 12th to talk about how the former Penn State football coach is coping in a Pennsylvania prison.
Jerry Sandusky, 70, has been in a maximum security prison in Pennsylvania since being found guilty in June of 2012 on 45 of 48 charges of sexual abuse of young boys over a 15-year period. In October of 2012, he was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison. Jerry and Dottie have been married since 1966 and have six adopted children.
"A friend had written to him and asked him what he missed, what did he take most for granted?'' a tearful Dottie told Matt Lauer in the interview. "He said family meals, the fun time with the grandkids playing ball, (and) doing special things with friends."
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