It was an interview that brings new meaning to the word "backfire," as accused child molester Jerry Sandusky tried to explain his attraction to children and made things so much worse for himself.
In the interview, Sandusky said, "If I say no, I'm not attracted to boys, that's not the truth because I'm attracted to young people, to boys."
It got so awkward, his own lawyer sitting off-camera piped in.
His lawyer said, "Yeah, but not sexually. You're attracted because you enjoy spending time."
"Yeah. That's what I was trying to say," said Sandusky.
"Answer that," said Amendola.
"I enjoy spending time with young people. I enjoy spending time with people," said Sandusky.
Sandusky's astonishing on-camera interview with The New York Times earned him this bit of free legal advice from Whoopi Goldberg on The View on Monday.
"He needs to stop talking. Jerry, don't say anymore," said Goldberg.
It was Sandusky's hesitation in answering that question from Bob Costas two weeks ago that damaged his already devastated reputation even further.
In that interview, Costas asked, "Are you sexually attracted to young boys? To underage boys?"
Sandusky responded, "Am I sexually attracted to underage boys? Sexually attracted? No, I enjoy young people."
In his interview with The New York Times, Sandusky tried to explain his apparent hesitation with Bob Costas, by saying, "What in the world was this question?"
If this new interview was an attempt to undo that damage, the general consensus is that it didn't work.