Penn State Puts Assistant Coach on Administrative Leave

Mike McQueary won't be coaching the football team for time being
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2011 3:38 PM CST
Penn State Puts Assistant Football Coach Mike McQueary on Administrative Leave
In this 2009 file photo, Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary is shown on the sidelines.   (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)

Penn State has placed the assistant coach in the middle of its unfolding scandal on administrative leave, reports AP. Mike McQueary has been getting death threats since his role became known: He told a grand jury that he saw Jerry Sandusky raping a boy on campus in 2002. He did not intervene or call police, but he reportedly told Joe Paterno and other superiors about it the next day. Sandusky was subsequently banned from bringing kids on campus, but apparently no further action was taken. More on McQueary here and here. (Read more Penn State stories.)

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