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December 14th, 2011
08:25 AM ET

Sandusky attorney Joe Amendola: 'There has never been a discussion about a plea'

A stunning move by the defense in the Penn State sex abuse scandal. Former football coach Jerry Sandusky waived his right to a preliminary hearing yesterday, avoiding a dramatic confrontation with his accusers.

This morning on American Morning, Sandusky's attorney Joe Amendola talks with Carol Costello who explains why the decision was made and why it was a surprise.

"We got a major concession on Monday night that which we didn't have prior to Monday night from the Commonwealth not to seek a bail increase pending trial. That was a major concession for us, to keep Jerry Sandusky out on bail so that he can work with his defense team in preparing his defense," Amendola says. "We did not have that until about 9:30 or 10:00 on Monday night. That's the reason we waited until the last minute to waive the hearing. We did not have that concession prior to late monday evening."

See the entire interview here.

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