Bloomberg News was first with the report out of Bellefonte, Pa. It ought to be enough to keep the 68-year-old former Penn State defensive coordinator, who was convicted back in June of 45 counts of child molestation, in prison for the rest of his life. His attorneys had previously vowed an appeal. Sandusky issued a defiant statement that had been broadcast yesterday evening on a Penn State student radio station. And in court this morning, he gave a rambling statement in which he said at one point: "I've been kissed by dogs, been bit by dogs. I've been me."
Update (10:27 a.m.): Sandusky could have been sentenced to more than 400 years. Per Sara Ganim, Judge John Cleland felt that would have been superfluous. The sentence imposed, Cleland said, "has the unmistakable impact of saying the rest of your life."