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Oops: Sandusky lawyer makes joke about ‘1-800-REALITY’ … which turns out to be gay sex hotline

Dec 13, 2011, 1:39 PM EDT

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There are gaffes, and then there are super gaffes. Jerry Sandusky’s attorney, Joe Amendola, committed the latter today while presiding at a press conference outside the Centre County Couthouse. Sandusky had just waived his right to a preliminary trail, and Amendola was attempting to get creative with his comments.

The grand jury report says Penn State wide receivers coach Mike McQueary witnessed Sandusky, who faces more than 50 sex-abuse counts, rape a boy in a campus locker room. McQueary, the report says, told Joe Paterno and two university officials, but failed to notify police.

If you believe that, Amendola said, “I suggest you dial 1-800-REALITY.”

It turns out that’s a number for gay-sex phone service. A recorded introduction says the phone chat forum is “the hottest place for triple-X action.”

Coincidentally, Amendola also charges 99 cents a minute.*

Other true quotes from the press conference include this from Amendola:

“This goes beyond the Penn State-Miami game in ’86 [actually '87]. This is the game of his life.”

And from Sandusky:

“I will fight for four quarters.”

Call me crazy, but I’m beginning to suspect that Joe Amendola is not a very good lawyer.

* = May not be true.

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1-800-REALITY number that Jerry Sandusky lawyer quips about turns out to be a gay phone-sex line [New York Daily News]

  1. bjtmeyer - Dec 13, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Whoopsie! lol

  2. CJ - Dec 13, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    if Amendola charges 99 cents a minute, he’s being vastly overpaid.

  3. dbeehner - Dec 13, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    Guess it’s better than telling them to go to TheCriscoKid.com

  4. bozosforall - Dec 13, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    First rule about being a lawyer: Never ask a question in public that you don’t already know the answer to.

    Amendola needs to expand that to: Never make a joke without knowing all of the connotations to what you are saying.

    I do believe that Joe Amendola isn’t a very good lawyer.

    • mogogo1 - Dec 14, 2011 at 10:30 AM

      It appears he is a terrible lawyer. There’s also that amazing fact that when he was 49 he impregnated a 17-year-old that he ended up getting emancipated from her parents before going to marry her. To steal a line I saw on Twitter, it’s like Sandusky googled “pedophile” and picked the first name that wasn’t his to represent him.

  5. ofgs - Dec 13, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    at least it wasn’t the NAMBLA hotline #

  6. namriverrat69 - Dec 13, 2011 at 8:04 PM

    Joe Amendola not being a good lawyer is a good thing right?

  7. namriverrat69 - Dec 13, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    Jerry probably had the NAMBLA hotline # on his speed dial.

  8. redpalaceskyeaglebullbluesox - Dec 13, 2011 at 11:12 PM

    He also gets nominated for WPITW. On a more serious note, beware lawyers who try their cases in the media rather than the courts.

  9. khwva - Dec 14, 2011 at 1:54 AM

    Well, Amendola did knock up his 16 year old now-ex wife when he was representing her. So maybe he and Jerry will hook up. Get Jerry ready for prison life. Joe and Jerry – such a cute couple (of idiots).

  10. dagumpster - Dec 14, 2011 at 7:19 AM

    Rick Chandler is quite harsh in criticizing Amendola. I had no idea that 1-800-reality is a truly existing number nor I imagine does most of the country. The article is quite brief and never says what the number represents. Rick Chandler lives in a world that most of us don’t.

  11. captainern - Dec 14, 2011 at 7:57 AM

    try 1-800-PEDOPHILE and leave off the last “LE” for lecherous

  12. toasale - Dec 14, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    This excuse for a man, much less a human, is a schmuck. Period. Sandusky is as low as the whale sh!t at the ocean’s bottom.

  13. dowhatifeellike - Dec 14, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    You can’t make this **** up. It writes itself!