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McQueary: ‘I Did The Right Thing’

Mike McQueary in 2005. (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)

Mike McQueary in 2005. (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)

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(CBS) In an e-mail obtained by NBC News, embattled Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary told friends and former teammates he “did the right thing” and stopped the sexual abuse he witnessed in the Penn State locker room in 2002.

McQueary is currently on administrative leave after he was identified as the former graduate assistant that witnessed Jerry Sandusky sexual assaulting a little boy in the shower at Penn State.

In the e-mail, McQueary wrote:

“I did the right thing…you guys know me…the truth is not out there fully…I didn’t just turn and run…I made sure it stopped…I had to make quick tough decisions.”

According to the grand jury report, McQueary notified head coach Joe Paterno of the incident, but never told police.

Read the full report here.