Skip to comments.'Multiple Threats' Sideline Penn State Coach Who Witnessed Alleged Child Sexual Assault
Posted on 11/11/2011 5:50:57 AM PST by servo1969
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary will miss Saturday's game against Nebraska after the school said he received "multiple threats."
McQueary testified in a grand jury investigation that eventually led to child sex-abuse charges being filed against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. The ensuing scandal brought down longtime coach Joe Paterno, who was fired by the university on Wednesday amid growing criticism that he should have done more to stop the alleged abuse.
McQueary, who testified that he saw Sandusky sodomizing a boy in the shower, encountered similar scrutiny. The university's athletic department released a one-line statement Thursday night saying it would be "in the best interest of all" if the receivers coach didn't attend the season's final home game at Beaver Stadium.
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Anyone who could watch that and do nothing to stop it is as guilty as the rapist.
I wonder how many more times he saw Sandusky over the years, and how they greeted one another? Especially when Sandusky was bringing more little boys to games with sideline passes?
There fixed it. This will haunt him for the rest of his life.
One has to wonder, if the grand jury hadn't come out with the report, would this fellow have kept on coaching as if nothing happened? It seems like Paterno would have.
This is so sickening...
Great. The evil spreads. The one guy who did something right is under attack.
Big effing pussy. He walked away to call daddy. I'd have killed the old fag in the shower.
Boo-fricken-hoo. I’ll tell you what. If I see someone beating the crap out of McQueary at the gam, I’ll drive to my father’s house and ask him what to do. Then, the next day, I’ll report it to the administration and hope they do something about it. If there is an investigation, perhaps I will volunteer testimony 5 or 6 years later.
WHAT! Folks, Penn State does not get it! This McQuerey dude is as guilty as anyone. How does he sleep at night? Weird.
I can imagine the shock and horror of coming upon a scene like that however I would never be able to live with myself if I walked away and did nothing other than verbally reporting it.
Personally, I think that this has all happened so rapidly that the board was focused mainly on the president and Paterno, and hadn't even thought beyond that.
Barry Switzer yesterday flat-out said that ALL the coaches HAD to know what Sandusky was doing...either seen directly, or heard about it...he call it a cover up
McQueary will go..but what about the inteim coach..who was there for 33 years..and got Sandusky's job after he "retired." He knew nothing? They should can the entire staff, and bring in some outside coaches for the last three games..either big names or former PSU players who know the system..
Conor- sadly, McQueery is in a protected class now as a “whistleblower”. If Penn State cans him (as they SHOULD) he’ll sue the University and stands to collect a lot of money in a settlement. My guess is the gutless enabler will slime away at the end of the season all on his own fue to pressure from the public.
He witnessed the attack. He was a 28 year old man. He called his father. One can argue he did something right but he by no means did everything he could. Not even close.
Damn right, what a big baby. Told daddy, this is the cupcake generation.
Maybe I have missed something in the coverage but if Paterno has to go, why doesn’t this guy?
Why wasn’t he fired immediately???????-———This guy makes me sick at my stomach.
I’d at least move his office to a remote and isolated part of the campus, with no locks on the door.
McQ’s lawsuit would be one of many.
Because this one sick guy waited years and years to do something right, evil had a chance to spread further.
Protected by whistleblower laws. His testimony is considered important to corroborate the children’s against the creep. He will be discarded in due course and live the rest of his life in shame.
that interim coach ...there for 33 yrs.....HAD to have known.....and they all just let it pass...Sandusky was in the gym not a week before doing ...he had full access to Penn State....
Tip of the iceberg. Everyone should read the grand jury indictment and know the facts.
I don't think you made enough changes. It should read:
'Multiple Threats' Sideline
Penn State Coach Morally Deficient Coward Who Witnessed Alleged Child Sexual Assault and ran home to daddy, crying like a little baby, while the child was still being allegedy raped. Questions raised as to whether he was too stupid to know how to dial 911 on a phone.
I hope they get all their computers...including Paterno’s if he has one....
And to think that Paterno later promoted this guy. They all have to go.
Yeah, you do have a point. He should have attacked the snake that was attacking the child and rescued the child.
I can’t understand.
If I had witnessed what he did, even if I was sent to death row, I would do everything in my power to stop his rape of that child.
How could anyone walk away from that? If anyone who had a part in this or the coverup takes their own life, I would be hard pressed to feel anything. And if I had told MY father, he would have dragged my by my arm, hair, ear, nose- the first thing he could grab- straight to the police department.
Yeah I agree. Even me, as a female would have shouted “Get off him, slimeball.”
Report this morning that football team friends and family are being encouraged to wear white to Saturday’s game to show support for JoePa. Meanwhile, another campus contingent has been urging folks to come wearing baby blue in support of the victims. The tv ratings for the game may break a record just because people want to watch what’s going on in the stands as much or more as what’s on the field.
You start by looking for the weakest links...there are no doubt some who are innocent, in that they never saw anything, but heard rumors...so maybe they asked Paterno about them,..and he told them that it was nothing, it had all been investigated and Sandusky cleared. That’s the clout that Paterno had..he could all but stop any inquiries by himself..
He was screwed the moment he saw it.
He probably had no clue how far reaching this pedophile ring had become, and how deeply embedded it was in Penn State’s Elite organization.
Oh! That’s just how Jerry is.
Don’t have any links, but I did look up McQueary’s background. He grew up in State College.
Read last night that McQueary’s dad and Sandusky were room mates in college at Penn St. If that is true, WOW!
First of all, I do NOT understand why there is even a game on Saturday. Collateral damage lawsuits anyone? Given the hyper emotional reaction (and threats) is it REALLY a good idea to assemble 105,000 people?
That said...it might NOT be a ‘whistleblower’ mindset that has PSU keeping McQueery on the payroll. It could be a confidentiality clause. Mark Madden, a Pittsburgh radio sports talk show host, blogged about this back in APRIL and got some bigtime hell for doing so...his posts back then, and what has happened this week are spot on...so I feel he has some impeccable sources. His working theory is MCQ has a confidentiality clause in his ‘special” coaching contract w/PSU. His rise in the coaching ranks was pretty meteoric...and MM theorizes a payback for his silence. Fire him—contract voided—he, and his father then hit the media.
In other words, the cover up continues on.
He is the guiltiest of all, since he saw it happening and did nothing to intervene.
But he is also the star witness. So both the university and the prosecutors have a vested interest in not pissing him off.
Life is so often lacking in justice.
No excuse for McQueary not intervening, but nowhere have I read that the child was struggling or screaming. Sandusky spent 3 yrs. grooming Victim 6 before taking him to shower with him with no overt sexual touching. The boy McQueary saw, acclimated after many years of graduating Sandusky molestations, may have appeared docile. No excuse for not saving the boy, but that scene must have seemed surreal.
Did anyone involved, or had knowledge of this, do a follow up? If they didn’t that would be where they failed IMO. They reported it but did they follow through to make sure something was being done about it?
Someone finally did something about this human waste product called Sandusky.
It always seems like years go by ( multiple victims) before someone finally doe something?
“Read last night that McQuearys dad and Sandusky were room mates in college at Penn St. If that is true, WOW!”
Wow is right! Where did you read that? Can you provide a link please?
The NCAA needs to step in, do the heavy lifting, and CANCEL the game and the rest of the PSU season.
Anyone else see a problem with 105,000 emotionally charged people assembled in a confined space?
Total coward. He should eat a gun.
That they would still allow him to coach after all this shows they still don’t get it.
I hope the vast majority of PennSt students and fans are aghast, and are eager to show support for the victims by showing up wearing baby blue. Viewers tuning in and seeing a sea of baby blue will be the best first step to rehabilitating their image. A sea of white will damage their image further.
See my post, upthread, #37. They do ‘get it.’
That is excusing bad conduct. We have no evidence that any police investigation was quashed by some pedophile ring. What we have is an adult man -- 28 years old -- who witnessed a child being allegedly raped and did nothing other than running home to daddy. They had telephones at the time. 911 was in service at the time. He is a moral coward, not a victim of some conspiracy.
Cancel the remainder of the season. Clean house. Rebuild the football program from scratch.
I can’t imagine McQueary coaching again at Penn St. or anywhere else ever. Ditto coaching his kids’ teams or everyone’s else’s ever. Ditto any other job with kids ever.