Penn State Game November 12: Mike McQueary Won't Coach
Mike McQueary Won't Appear at Final 2011 Penn State Home Game
As the Jerry Sandusky child-abuse scandal envelops Penn State, it has been revealed that assistant coach Mike McQueary will not be present for Penn State's final home game of the season. Penn State plays Nebraska on November 12.
Mike McQueary has been receiving threats over his role in the scandal, and won't be coaching due to security concerns. A big question here is why Mike McQueary wasn't fired, but Joe Paterno was. Perhaps Penn State wanted to fire McQueary but couldn't, due to Pennsylvania's whistleblower-protection laws.
Mike McQueary has been placed on administrative leave, according to Penn State president Rodney Erickson.
According to grand jury testimony, Mike McQueary witnessed Jerry Sandusky raping a ten-year-old boy in the Penn State football team's locker room in 2002. McQueary reported the incident to Joe Paterno, but neither contacted the police.
Jerry Sandusky has been indicted on 40 counts of child abuse, and the scope of the scandal's impact on Penn State itself is still unclear.