Penn State Assistant Coach McQueary Put On Leave

Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary will not be at Saturday’s game against Nebraska. During a press conference, Rod Erickson, the school’s interim president, announced that McQueary had been placed under administrative leave.

As we had reported, the school said yesterday McQueary would not be at the game because it had received “multiple threats” against him.

This is the latest move in a scandal that has engulfed Penn State, where former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky has been charged with sexually abusing boys for more than a decade and former head coach Joe Paterno was fired after he was heavily criticized for not having done more to investigate the allegations. Sandusky says he’s innocent and Paterno has not been criminally charged.

McQueary, who was a graduate assistant at the time, told Paterno in 2002 that he had witnessed Sandusky molesting a boy at a Penn State locker room. A grand jury report (warning: it is graphic) reveals McQueary did not try to stop what was going on.

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