Sandusky lawyer asks appeals court for new trial

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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. –– Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer faced skeptical questioning Tuesday from three judges on the Pennsylvania appeals court over his client’s request that they order a new trial in his child sexual abuse case.

The arguments made on behalf of Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach, include that his lawyers didn’t have time to prepare for trial, that a prosecutor made improper references to Sandusky not testifying and that the judge mishandled jury instructions.

Sandusky, 69, is serving a 30- to 60-year state prison sentence after being convicted last year of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.

NEBRASKA: Coach Bo Pelini says he doesn’t know if he’ll be disciplined for his profane comments about Cornhuskers fans that were included in an audio recording leaked to Deadspin.com.

Pelini said Tuesday he was shocked the 2-year-old audio had been posted online. Pelini repeatedly uses an expletive to refer to what he calls “fair weather” fans after a 34-27 win over Ohio State. He was upset fans left when Nebraska trailed in the third quarter.

Pelini said the off-air conversation with radio announcer Greg Sharpe was private and happened at an emotional time and not “representative of how I feel.”

VANDERBILT: Receiver Chris Boyd has been dismissed from the team after his conditional guilty plea for his role in attempting to cover up the rape of an unconscious student.

The school announced the decision Tuesday after athletic administrators and coach James Franklin reviewed information in the case from the Sept. 13 hearing where Boyd agreed to a plea deal.

MIAMI: Quarterback Preston Dewey says he is no longer able to play football because of a back injury.

Dewey, who made the announcement Tuesday, says he met with doctors to discuss his injury, and will have surgery in December.

OREGON: Coach Mark Helfrich and tight end Colt Lyerla have patched things up after a report that the tight end was upset with how his stomach flu last weekend was described as “circumstances.”

Lyerla missed Saturday’s win over Tennessee. Helfrich said Lyerla missed the game because of “circumstances.”Lyerla said that description could be unfairly interpreted.


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