Guilty: Jerry Sandusky leaves court in handcuffs after being convicted of sexual assault
Co-counsel Karl Rominger told CNN Sandusky is being held in protective custody for his own safety.
"The judge in this case and the warden in this case decided to take a measure not meant to suggest in any way that he is suicidal, but simply to put the precautions in place first and then evaluate later," Rominger said.
Sandusky was convicted by the seven women and five men late Friday after a day and a half of deliberations. The charges included involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault and corruption of minors.
A FOX News Channel producer who was inside the court when the verdict was announced said Sandusky kept his eyes on the jurors and showed no expression when the verdict was read.
Rominger said Sandusky will be evaluated at Pennsylvania's Camp Hill diagnostic facility and then likely sent to a sex offender unit in the state prison system.
The attorney told CNN his defense team has "No immediate concerns" about his safety.
Sandusky's lead defense attorney, Joe Amendola, said he plans to appeal the verdict.
Meanwhile, the credibility of the accusers who testified at Sandusky's trial solidified the case against him, a juror said Saturday.