Attorney: Sandusky ‘dismayed’ by Paterno firing

The lawyer for Jerry Sandusky says the former Penn State

assistant coach is ”greatly dismayed” by the way the school’s

board fired his longtime boss, Joe Paterno.

Attorney Joe Amendola said in a statement to The Associated

Press on Saturday that Sandusky and his wife were upset by the

”knee-jerk reaction” the school took against the 85-year-old

Paterno.

Sandusky was charged on Nov. 5 with several counts of child sex

abuse. Paterno was fired four days later as the Nittany Lions’

football coach.

Amendola responded to a lengthy interview Paterno gave to The

Washington Post that was posted Saturday on the newspaper’s

website.