McQueary Won’t Coach Saturday Due To ‘Multiple Threats’

(CBS) Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary won’t coach Saturday against Nebraska after all.

McQueary is the former grad assistant named in the grand jury report who chose not to contact authorities after witnessing former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky allegedly sexually assault a boy in a shower. After the Penn State Board of Trustees decided not to fire McQueary Wednesday night when they fired head coach Joe Paterno, media and critics from all over the country questioned how the school could possibly let him coach Saturday.

It turns out, they won’t, but not because of the allegations.

In a simple one-sentence release, Penn State said the following Thursday night:

“Due to multiple threats made against Assistant Coach Mike McQueary, the University has decided it would be in the best interest of all for Assistant Coach McQueary not to be in attendance at Saturday’s Nebraska game.”

McQueary is still on the coaching staff and it is unclear whether or not he will coach in Penn State’s final two games, both of which are on the road.

  • Meatless Meatball

    McQueary is being threatened because he failed to report and/or stop a child rape THAT HE WITNESSED HAPPENING. This horrendous excuse for a man — nay, for a person — deserves whatever he gets.

    I’m 27 years old, about the same age McQueary was when he witnessed a child getting raped in the shower. I work at a school. If I saw a kid getting raped in the shower, I’m pretty certain I’d intervene. You don’t do that. You don’t walk away and call your father. I hope this b***ard gets everything that’s coming to him. He deserves it.

  • JoePa is a scapegoat

    McQueary needs to be FIRED IMMEDIATELY! First of all he should have stepped in to stop it. Secondly, HE should have called 911. The fact that Paterno was fired and this idiot was not is mindblowing.

    • Creighton

      Paterno, McQueary, the President, the whole program is guilty of duplicitas actions surrounding the known offenses of child rape and molestation by Jerry Sandusky. They all lied, mislead and covered up this mans history and predatory behavior towards innocent children. Paterno new this man for decades and was very close with him. He is not innocent by his own admission. He is not a scapegoat, he like McQueary is a coward, both put themselves, the football program and school above the safety and wellfare children who were being raped. The simply lied and covered up to protect themselves and further their careers.

  • Farmer Bob

    The next time the “gays” throw a tantrum trying to get themselves let into the Boy Scouts, remember Penn State.

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