Jerry Sandusky Waives Preliminary Hearing in Child Sex Abuse Case

December 13, 2011 Updated Dec 13, 2011 at 12:01 PM EDT

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Jerry Sandusky Waives Preliminary Hearing in Child Sex Abuse Case

December 13, 2011 Updated Dec 13, 2011 at 12:01 PM EDT

Jerry Sandusky took a step toward a potential trial on child sex abuse charges Tuesday.

According to USA Today, the 67-year-old former Penn State assistant football coach, who is facing than 50 criminal charges, waived his preliminary hearing in a move his attorney called "a tactical measure."

Sandusky, while leaving the courthouse, said he plans to "stay the course" and "fight for four quarters," according to the USA Today report.

Watch video and read the USA Today story HERE.