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Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted in 2012 on 45 of 48 counts for sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years. He was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison. This week, Sandusky's wife, Dottie, spoke out in her husband's defense.

Dottie Sandusky gave an exclusive interview to NBC's Today on Monday in which she maintained her husband's innocence. During the interview, which ran on Wednesday, she told Matt Lauer that the victims had been manipulated by attorneys.

"I think they were manipulated," Sandusky said. "Once lawyers came into the case, they said there was money."
Watch a condensed version of the interview above. The entire video is available on the Today show's website.

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