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.