McQueary: I stopped attack

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If it’s true, I’m glad someone did something to stop this. This is going to be one of those stories that just keeps unfolding:

A new email from Mike McQueary, obtained by The Patriot-News, describes in greater detail what he saw when he allegedly witnessed a boy being assaulted by Jerry Sandusky in 2002.

In an NBC interview Monday night, Sandusky said McQueary, the Penn State assistant football coach, got it wrong when he testified to a grand jury about witnessing a sexual assault. Sandusky told Bob Costas it was only horsing around in the shower.

The email obtained by The Patriot-News goes into greater detail. In the new email, McQueary writes that he made sure to stop the attack before leaving the locker room, telling his father and going to bed. The next day McQueary told Joe Paterno, according to testimony, and then explained what he’d seen to two Penn State officials.

In the email, McQueary said:

“I did stop it, not physically … but made sure it was stopped when I left that locker room … I did have discussions with police and with the official at the university in charge of police …. no one can imagine my thoughts or wants to be in my shoes for those 30-45 seconds … trust me.

“I am getting hammered for handling this the right way … or what I thought at the time was right … I had to make tough, impacting quick decisions.”

In the email, McQueary states that he also told Penn State University police about what he saw that night.

In related news, this seems a tad suspicious, because if a house is in both names, it automatically reverts to the surviving spouse:

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Joe Paterno transferred full ownership of his house to his wife, Sue, for $1 in July, less than four months before a sexual abuse scandal engulfed his Penn State football program and the university.

Documents filed in Centre County, Pa., show that on July 21, Paterno’s house near campus was turned over to “Suzanne P. Paterno, trustee” for a dollar plus “love and affection.” The couple had previously held joint ownership of the house, which they bought in 1969 for $58,000.

According to documents filed with the county, the house’s fair-market value was listed at $594,484.40. Wick Sollers, a lawyer for Paterno, said in an e-mail that the Paternos had been engaged in a “multiyear estate planning program,” and the transfer “was simply one element of that plan.” He said it had nothing to do with the scandal.

6 thoughts on “McQueary: I stopped attack

  1. I still don’t get it. There is a lot of weasel room in McQueary’s statments. So maybe he said, “Please stop f*ing that boy, Mr Sandusky. Thanks, goodnight, then.”
    Whatever he did or didn’t do, how did it not end with the boy removed from Sandusky’s control and Sandusky in police custody?

  2. Yeah, and now the police “have no record” of any report of sexual misconduct and that “this is the first we’ve heard of it.”

    As far as Paterno – look, the guy’s over 80! How long do you think he’s got? He had no idea this scandal was gonna come out and bite him in the ass (especially since he reported it to administration WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT – not the goddamn football coach who had enough on his plate at his age). It was not Paterno’s job (he’s not a lawyer, a criminal investigator, or a cop) to do anything about a HEARSAY statement from McQueary, which is now suspicious according to the police. Paterno did what he was told and is now being castigated unfairly in my opinion. Go after the administrators and HR and leave the old man alone.

  3. Perhaps Paterno had some suspicion he had some serious illness. As in the lung cancer (treatable) he was just told about.

    Or, maybe, when someone with resources reaches his early 80’s he does take steps to enact an estate settlement program.

    And, again, what Paterno was told is still hearsay since he himself did not witness the alleged actions. At the time, he followed PA law by informing his superiors.

    It seems the assitance coach did so as well.

    I don’t get why the MCMers are so desperate to pin this on Paterno.

    Any suggestions as to why he’s getting more heat than the others who had a responsibility to act on the hearsay accusation? Because he’s well known?

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