Sandusky's defense attorneys are asking the court to let them present evidence that he has histrionic personality disorder.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, people with the disorder suffer from poor self-esteem and resort to dramatics to gain approval.
"They have an overwhelming desire to be noticed, and often behave dramatically or inappropriately to get attention," according to the clinic's website.
OK, well, that's nice, but last I looked, a "desire to be noticed and behaving inappropriately to get attention" could be said of a large chunk of the human race, virtually all of whom have managed to refrain from forcible fellatio and anal intercourse with little boys.
Like the usual ginned-up "syndrome" and fancy-sounding "disorder," this one is less likely to bring about an acquittal than to convince the jury that the defense thinks they're a bunch of fools.