Penn State Scandal: Joseph Amendola's Past Hurts Jerry Sandusky's Credibility

Alex Kay@AlexPKayCorrespondent INovember 15, 2011

Jerry Sandusky cannot seem to do anything right.

Without really even going into the allegations of the monstrous things he did, Sandusky was obviously not thinking when he agreed to do an interview with Bob Costas or when he retained Joe Amendola as his legal counsel.

Amendola himself has a strange, sexual history involving children not even the age of 18.

According to Sarah Ryley at The Daily,

Amendola, 63…impregnated a teenager and later married her. According to documents filed with Centre County Courthouse, Amendola served as the attorney for Mary Iavasile’s emancipation petition on Sept. 3, 1996, just weeks before her 17th birthday. Roughly around the same time, however, Iavasile became pregnant with Amendola’s child, and gave birth before she turned 18, her mother, Janet Iavasile, alleged in an interview.

Amendola was 49 at the time and the girl’s mother believed that he was her mentor, not lover.

The two had a second child in 2003 and were married for a time.

This is just an insane twist to an already disgusting story.

Amendola took advantage of a child who was probably in some distress, seeing as she had a strong desire to emancipate herself from her mother, and is no better than Sandusky in that aspect.

Mary Amendola, who has since changed her Facebook name and emailed The Daily after denying an interview request, stating all the information was incorrect, did have quite an interesting status update after seeing the Costas interview.

She posted on her Facebook, "OMG did Joe just say that he would allow my kids to be alone with Jerry Sandusky?"

So the mother of the Sandusky’s lawyers children obviously feels this man is a monster. That is not a good sign for the defense counsel.

This story keeps taking stranger twists and turns as it draws closer to trial and Bleacher Report will keep you updated with all the latest information on this horrifying Penn State scandal as it breaks.