Jerry Sandusky broke his silence Monday on the sexual abuse charges he is facing, and while he is going on record as saying that he did shower with children, he is not a pedophile.
Sandusky spoke NBC's Bob Costas on Monday night on Rock Center With Brian Williams about the allegations that have been brought forth against Sandusky.
Sandusky, who was indicted and arrested last week with 40 charges of sexual abuse, admitted to Costas that he did shower with the boys, but insists he's not guilty of sexual abuse. Sandusky also told Costas that he would also "horse around" in the showers as well.
"I could say that I have done some of those things," Sandusky told Costas. "I have horsed around with kids I have showered after workouts. I have hugged them and I have touched their legs without intent of sexual contact."
In hindsight, Sandusky admits those were mistakes.
"I shouldn't have showered with those kids."
Sandusky also denied being a pedophile when asked by Costas, while also insisting, "I say that I am innocent of those charges."
Costas also asked Sandusky about the grusome details laid out in the Grand Jury report based on the reported eyewitness accounts from then graduate assistant Mike McQueary. He told the jury that he saw Sandusky raping a boy who appeared to be 10 years old in the Penn State locker room showers.
"We were showering and horsing around and he actually turned all the showers on and sliding across the floor and we were, as i recall, possibly slapping a towel," Sandusky said of the allegations.
He also went on to say that the accounts of Penn State janitors who allegedly saw Sandusky performing oral sex on a boy were also false.
Costas also asked what, if anything, former Penn State coach Joe Paterno said to him after McQueary reported what he saw to Paterno. According to Sandusky, Paterno never approached him about it and it was never mentioned.