Joe Amendola Reads Mother Teresa Prayer During Closing Argument, His Co-Counsel Has Trivia Question Ready to go on Twitter

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We’ve spent a lot of time talking about the worst lawyer in the world, Joe Amendola, and rightfully so. Jerry Sandusky’s lead counsel has employed puzzling tactics – from his decision to have Sandusky do an interview with Bob Costas to his declaration that the trial reminded him of All My Children – and has been deserving of nearly every ounce of criticism that has been hurled his way. 

Unfortunately, his buffoonery has been cramping the style of his co-counsel, Karl Rominger. Pictured here:

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Rominger, who blasted onto the scene as a new attorney for Sandusky in December when he said that perhaps his client was just trying to show kids basic hygiene skills, has been largely hiding in the shadows of his spastic partner. But let us now shine light into Rominger's corner, as he is doing things that continue to make us scratch our heads. Literally. Because, apparently, he’s a trivia buff, hurling questions at reporters during breaks in court proceedings…

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… and quite often on his Twitter (@karl_rominger), including this morning, not more than an hour before Amendola was to deliver closing remarks in the biggest sports sex scandal case ever. Behold:

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Odd. 

But don’t worry, it get’s weirder.  

Some say Amendola performed quite well in his closing argument, casting doubt on the credibility of his client’s accusers (remember, all a defense attorney has to do is provide 1% of reasonable doubt). One moment that stood out was when he read aloud Mother Teresa’s Do It Anyway prayer, which Sandusky asked him to do:

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And, like clockwork, just as court recessed for lunch, Rominger had a trivia question about the nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity ready to go:

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So. Damn. Perplexing. Creepy, even.

You can read the prayer after the jump, if you'd like.

                People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway.

            If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway.

            If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.  Succeed anyway.

           If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.  Be honest and sincere anyway.

            What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.  Create anyway.

            If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.  Be happy anyway.

            The good you do today, will often be forgotten.  Do good anyway.

         Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.  Give your best anyway.

         In the final analysis, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them anyway.

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12 Responses

  1. 1) Any news on Big Scott Pa???
    2) How annoying is writing thosr character letters to make a f*cking comment now. WTF killing me man;
    3) I bet that is Jerry’s Defensive playbook in his hands.

  2. No, eraserhead. Not creepy. What Sandusky is accused of doing is “creepy.” This guy’s tactics are simply indicative of the side show culture that seems to get the benefit of the doubt in American society these days. Gone are the actual redeeming values of integrity, accountability and merit…been replaced with “hey, look at me!”, anything that’s “amazing” and can’t forget the, “I wanna be sexy AND ironic” wannabe job site celebs. These bottom feeders are just opportunists in the cess pool.

  3. Stop complaining, Ive had my dummy email saved to the comments thing since this site started… its not that hard

  4. BREAKING: Scott Paterno has collapsed outside of the Centre County Courthouse. Witnesses on the scene say his shirt was completely soaked as if he had just gotten out of a pool. A bystander provided big Scott with his butterfinger “blizzard” he had just purchased from a nearby Dairy Queen. Miracously, big Scott regained consciousness almost immediatly. Scott was transported to a local Wawa and is said to be in good condition.

  5. Rachel – no wawa’s in centre county.
    Back to the kitchen at ESPN, please.

  6. @Rachel Nichols – that was good and would have been great if you said Uni Mart or McClanahans.
    My buddy Marty (The Big MT) loved the meatball subs at McClanahans

  7. Look, I’m an attorney and i can’t figure either of these guys out.
    I can’t believe that this sideshow BS is going to have any effect on the jury and their legal tactics appear to be limited to pressing all the wrong buttons and then waiting for the closing argument.
    That’s all well and good but the jury has been beaten over the head for 2 weeks about how ishhy this guy is and eventually that will sink in, regardless of how great your closing argument can be.

  8. Mr. Rominger is a low rent spectacle and a right wing bandit. His modus operandi is to stir up hype. The legal community in Central PA consider Rominger to be akin to that little dog shit nugget that is left over after you bag the larger turd off the sidewalk. It’s still stinks and gets on your shoes and draws the assembly of buzzing flies yet if you keep walking it goes away.

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