He claims the publicity made him unemployable and ended his contract with Delaware Valley High Schools -- which he said led to his decision to represent himself pro se.
"The situation I was faced with -- It was hard to talk through other people, he said. "Do you think that if Skadden Arps came down here from New York with their team a phalanx of lawyers and charts, presentation skills, that I would be worried about speaking through them?"
But he expressed confidence about his future.
“I'm going to be good on appeal,” he said.