Former Penn State coordinator and alleged pedophile Jerry Sandusky had the eyes of the world on him early Tuesday. Finally, after weeks of analysis and debate, this was supposed to be the day when Sandusky -- who has adamantly denied all wrongdoing -- would face at minimum five of his accusers.
Only the build-up ended up being for naught.
Shortly after his arrival -- with attorneys Joe Amendola and Rominger in tow -- to the jam-packed Centre Courthouse in Pennsylvania at 8:00 a.m., Sandusky opted to waive his right to a preliminary hearing.
In the past, of course, Amendola had claimed that they would not waive the hearing.
Outside of the courthouse, Sandusky offered this explanation:
"We fully intend to put together the best possible defense that we can do, to stay the course, to fight for four quarters... We want the opportunity to present our side."
Marc Costanzo, a spokesman for the prosecution had this response to what transpired:
"The waiver means that the victims in this case, although they were ready, will not have to testify and will not be cross examined at this time.”
There has been no discussion of a plea bargain, the prosecution has said.
Sandusky is charged with sexually assaulting 10 boys over a 15-year span.