Jerry Sandusky Had An Appeal Hearing Today, Which Meant Lawyerin' Joe…

Fresh off his near-miss (0.22 percent! So close!) in the Deadspin Hall of Fame balloting, Lawyerin' Joe Amendola was back in a Bellefonte, Pa., courtroom this morning on behalf of convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky. It was Sandusky's first time in front of a judge since he was sentenced in October, and he was all… » 1/10/13 5:30pm 1/10/13 5:30pm

2012 Deadspin Hall Of Fame Nominee: Lawyerin' Joe Amendola

Let there be no questioning the brilliant legal mind of Jerry Sandusky's lead attorney. "He was both Gallagher and the melon." His go-to legal maneuver was throwing shit against the wall. Gag order? What gag order? Just, you know, give him some more time. You'll see. His client was too busy being a swell guy to have… » 1/03/13 5:45pm 1/03/13 5:45pm

Jerry Sandusky's Lawyer Says Sandusky Was Too Busy Being A Swell Guy To…

You know that plan Lawyerin' Joe Amendola had to get Jerry Sandusky a new trial by declaring himself incompetent? Yeah, that can wait. For now, on the eve of Sandusky's sentencing hearing, Lawyerin Joe's sticking to the script that Sandusky is innocent, and that there's just no way Sandusky could have done what he's… » 10/08/12 5:00pm 10/08/12 5:00pm

Jerry Sandusky's Attorney Wants To Bring His Lawyerin' Act To Television

It's been nearly three months since Jerry Sandusky was convicted of nearly all of the pedophilia charges against him, and in all that time there's been nary a wink out of Lawyerin' Joe Amendola, Sandusky's primary defense attorney. We gotta admit: We kinda miss the old lug. » 9/05/12 2:20pm 9/05/12 2:20pm

Lawyerin' Joe Amendola Appears On Anderson Cooper, Asks If "Somebody…

Minutes after a jury found his client Jerry Sandusky guilty of 45 child molestation charges, attorney Joe Amendola dropped by CNN to have a chat with Anderson Cooper and appeared to be in the best of spirits. » 6/22/12 11:30pm 6/22/12 11:30pm

Somehow, Jerry Sandusky's Defense Strategy Is Even Worse Than Imagined

Since Jerry Sandusky's arrest last November, Lawyerin' Joe Amendola has made it ridiculously easy to make fun of his unique brand of lawyerin'. At the same time, given that Lawyerin' Joe decided to drag this case to trial despite all the evidence against his client, it was still reasonable to assume he'd proceed with… » 6/18/12 3:05pm 6/18/12 3:05pm

How Do You Defend Jerry Sandusky?

It's not going to be easy. Like "climbing Mount Everest," his own lawyer told the jury this morning. Eight accusers will testify against Jerry Sandusky, and tell the jury that he lavished gifts on them, groped them, had sex with them. A poll from November showed that only three percent of Pennsylvanians had a… » 6/11/12 2:50pm 6/11/12 2:50pm

Jerry Sandusky Is Using His Charity's Insurance To Pay For His Defense

That's according to USA Today, which estimated the cost of Sandusky's legal bills to be $200,000—so far. The newspaper talked to Sandusky's attorney, Lawyerin' Joe Amendola, in the days before a judge issued a gag order to silence all that lawyerin'. Here's Lawyerin' Joe giving us a glimpse of Sandusky's current… » 4/11/12 12:00pm 4/11/12 12:00pm

There Appears To Be A Reason Why That Now-Dead DA Did Not Prosecute…

One of the great mysteries surrounding the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse case stretches back 14 years, to when Penn State police put together a 100-page police report that included details of Sandusky admitting he had showered with and touched a boy. For reasons that have never been made clear, the Centre County… » 3/21/12 3:30pm 3/21/12 3:30pm

Jerry Sandusky's Lawyer Sustains Another Setback, Promises To Throw…

Joe Amendola, Jerry Sandusky's lawyer, has heard back from the judge about his request that prosecutors provide him with more specific details about the allegations against his client: Nope. » 3/13/12 4:55pm 3/13/12 4:55pm

Jerry Sandusky's Lawyer Wants Even More Specifics From Prosecutors, May…

Prosecutors in the Jerry Sandusky case have already provided the defense with a "bill of particulars" that outlines a specific list of the allegations, including dates and locations. Sandusky's lawyer, Joe Amendola, was back in front of a judge today to argue that he still needs even more detail to help prepare his… » 3/12/12 7:30pm 3/12/12 7:30pm

Jerry Sandusky Just Wants To Walk His Dog [UPDATE]

The latest hearing in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case was held this morning in Bellefonte, Pa., to hash out a number of pre-trial issues. We'll have more this afternoon, but so far it's worth passing along this much: Because neighbors have complained Sandusky has been watching children at a nearby elementary… » 2/10/12 12:25pm 2/10/12 12:25pm

Jerry Sandusky Will Soon Learn The Names Of His 10 Accusers

The alleged victims' names had not been disclosed in the grand jury report. So Sandusky's attorney, Lawyerin' Joe Amendola, has asked for them, and the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office filed a court document yesterday stating it will provide them to the defense by the end of the week. » 1/31/12 2:40pm 1/31/12 2:40pm

NBC Reporter Was Charged With DUI, Supposedly After A Party At The Home…

TMZ is reporting that Jay Gray, an NBC News correspondent, was arrested and charged with DUI near State College, Pa., last week. The website also says Gray was cited after leaving a party at the home of Sandusky's attorney, Lawyerin' Joe Amendola. Gray and other reporters "vying for an exclusive interview with… » 12/20/11 5:25pm 12/20/11 5:25pm

The Sandusky Hearing That Wasn't: A Gallery

Most of the media were at the Centre County Courthouse before 7 a.m. for an 8:30 hearing. The expectation was that many of the victims would testify in graphic detail. Instead, it was over in a second. Sandusky chose to waive the proceeding altogether and hold all the charges over for trial. Immediately afterward,… » 12/13/11 3:29pm 12/13/11 3:29pm

Sandusky's Lawyer: If You Believe Witness, "I Suggest You Dial…

Joe Amendola, the attorney for Jerry Sandusky who thus far has been lawyerin' like a man who got his J.D. from the bottom of a cereal box, did some more lawyerin' in front of the cameras this morning. The choicest moment: At one point, Amendola discussed the possibility that Mike McQueary witnessed a rape, told Joe… » 12/13/11 11:12am 12/13/11 11:12am

Report: All Eight Accusers Will Testify Against Jerry Sandusky At Next…

The preliminary hearings for Jerry Sandusky's child abuse case begin at the Centre County Court in Bellefonte, Pa., a week from today, and an ABC News report indicates that all eight alleged victims will testify against him. » 12/06/11 11:50am 12/06/11 11:50am

Stuff Jerry Sandusky's Lawyer Says Just Keeps Backfiring

Yesterday, we learned that lawyerin' boob Joe Amendola had bragged to Sara Ganim of the Patriot-News of Harrisburg that four of the eight victims cited in the grand jury report recently had "friendly encounters" (Ganim's phrase) with Amendola's client, Jerry Sandusky. Amendola even went so far as to say Sandusky and… » 12/02/11 5:15pm 12/02/11 5:15pm

Jerry Sandusky's Lawyer Is Just Throwing Shit Against The Wall Now

That creepy interview Jerry Sandusky did with Bob Costas a couple of weeks back was pretty much viewed as a disaster by everyone except Joe Amendola, the attorney representing Sandusky who permitted it to happen. And now, amid news that additional victims continue to come forward to allege Sandusky abused them,… » 12/01/11 2:05pm 12/01/11 2:05pm