Puff, you're probably right that it is more about looking for wiggle room without as much media attention or emotion.

But the whole point that Amendola "didn't have time to prepare" is horse sh*t on its face, since Amendola was Sandusky's attorney for something like three years before the indictment came down, as one learns from reading the Aaron Fisher book.

That should have been plenty of time to prepare.

But he grew old, this knight so bold / And upon his heart a shadow / Fell as he found / No spot on the ground / That looked like El Dorado.