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McQueary’s dad: ‘it’s eating him up not being able to tell his side’

File photo of Penn State head coach Paterno talking with assistant coach McQueary during Capital One Bowl NCAA football game in Orlando AP

Of all the figures in this sickening Penn State scandal, from head coach Joe Paterno and president Graham Spanier resigning in disgrace to athletic director Tim Curley facing charges, the most mind-boggling in the eyes of some is Mike McQueary.

The current wide receivers coach and, most importantly for the football program, its recruiting coordinator, McQueary testified in front of a grand jury in January that he witnessed former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sodomizing a 10-year-old boy in the showers of the Lasch football building in 2002.  The fact that McQueary, per his testimony, told Paterno what he witnessed is inconsequential to some; rather, there’s a singular question that keeps surfacing over and over and over again: why did McQueary do nothing in the moment to stop the alleged sexual assault of a kid?

The one and only person who can answer that question is McQueary himself.  Since the scandal broke last week, however, McQueary has not spoken to the media, either face to face or via the kind of released statement that’s become the norm for the university.  According to his father, McQueary wants to get his side of the story out.  But, because of the ongoing investigation and his central role in it, he’s simply not able to at this time.

It’s not that he’s not willing,” John McQueary, his father, told the New York Times. “I think it’s eating him up not to be able to tell his side, but he’s under investigation by the grand jury. He’ll make it. He’s a tough kid.”

There has been speculation that McQueary will not coach this weekend, sitting out the Nittany Lions’ 2011 home finale against Nebraska because of the furor.  That doesn’t mean, though, that he’s not still doing his job.  A letter sent by McQueary to a potential recruit has surfaced recently, offering an ironic and sad twist to such an abhorrent situation.

“Penn State is 1 of 2 Division 1 institutions who have never been investigated or sanctioned for major NCAA infractions,” a portion of the letter from McQueary, printed in bold type, read. “Think about this as you make your college decision.  Coach Paterno’s saying ‘Success with Honor’ has value here.  It’s not something we take lightly.”

McQueary was a 28-year-old man — not some pimply-faced teenager as some have attempted to portray him — when he allegedly witnessed a 50-something man subjecting a kid less than half his age to anal rape.  The fact that he didn’t do anything to stop the sexual assault from continuing is unconscionable.  The fact that he’s still on the staff in the wake of everything that’s transpired is a mockery, but par for the course for a university that systematically covered up the acts of an alleged pedophile and, due to that cover-up, permitted countless victims to come into contact with the predator.

“”The natural instinct that would kick in, if I saw a child being violated, and I don’t care who they are, I don’t care who the person is that would be doing that,” McQueary’s former teammate, LaVar Arrington, said on his radio show this week. “If you’re an adult and you are violating a child, all reputations, all everything, all that goes out the door.”

Much like success, you can have failure with some modicum of honor.  McQueary can live up to the twist on his coach’s saying by stepping down.  Now.

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114 Responses to “McQueary’s dad: ‘it’s eating him up not being able to tell his side’”
  1. 700levelvet says: Nov 10, 2011 10:51 AM

    He’s a coward…….Simple as that

  2. gotcha42307 says: Nov 10, 2011 10:59 AM

    I have been almost manic in searching, and hoping, for news that McQueary had been fired.

    McQueary demonstrates that his abject cowardice continues. He is not man enough to admit that he failed as a human being, nor is he man enough to be ashamed of himself.

    McQueary’s indecent lack of immediate intervention, most probably enabled a pedophile to continue to abuse an untold number of children for years! There is no excuse. None. McQueary, himself, told the Grand Jury he observed the rape of a 10 year old child, with his own eyes! And…..left.

    McQueary did NOTHING to insure the safety of a child being attacked, NOTHING to follow up on the health and welfare of that child, and virtually NOTHING to bring a pedophile to justice.

    PSU needs to send McQueary the message that his inaction, above all, was unacceptable. He needs to be fired!

    MORAL CLARITY NOW!

  3. manhorse69 says: Nov 10, 2011 11:00 AM

    There are thousands of people who when faced with the opportunity to be courageous choose not to be. It’s impossible to comment on the state of mind of a person in that situation if you’ve not been faced with something similar. It’s easy to say what you would have done but it’s impossible to know that you would have done it until you’re placed in the situation. We all wish he had done more in that moment and because of his connection to the scandal he should step down or be releived of his position but people need to see some of the shades of gray to this terrible case.

    It’s just somewhat disturbing that the person blowing the whistle is being vilified along with the people covering up and committing the crime. That doesn’t exactly encourage anyone to help their fellow man.

  4. soflatrojan says: Nov 10, 2011 11:01 AM

    This guy is as big a POS as Sandusky in my opinion.

  5. CJ says: Nov 10, 2011 11:04 AM

    Can we get a couple of things straight here?

    I’m not defending the guy, but let’s REALLY put yourself in his shoes.

    The Sandusky and McQueary families grew up on the same street. Their sons went to the same school and were friends. It’s likely McQueary looked up to this loser, especially given his prominence in the community what with his charity and reputation on the field.

    When McQuery walked in on that he didn’t just see some dude butt raping a kid. He saw a role model, a hero doing something completely contrary to what McQueary thought that man stood for. He could have easily left the room in shock and it probably took him quite some time to process what had happened.

    He still did absoltuely the wrong thing by walking out, but this helps explain his side a little bit. AND LET’S NOT FORGET HIS DAD IN THIS EITHER. How does a FATHER tell his son to walk away and come home, and not, “Son go get that kid the $@#! out of there, and we’ll deal with the rest later.”

  6. charliereno says: Nov 10, 2011 11:04 AM

    This scandal has definitely highlighted how gutless some of these coaches and ‘legends’ really are.

  7. gotcha42307 says: Nov 10, 2011 11:06 AM

    Dear Daddy McQueary,
    We don’t need, or want, to hear from your coward son. All we need to hear is that he has been fired, and hopefully, never works again. We know all we need to know about your morally bankrupt son!

    The fact that we never read that Sandusky had his legs broken, back in 2002, by your 6’5″, hulking son, speaks volumes. Your son is a piece of dirt!

    Obviously, by your repeated attempts to make excuses, and most likely, save your son’s career- he got his values from you.

  8. gotcha42307 says: Nov 10, 2011 11:09 AM

    The McQueary family has no shame!

  9. soflatrojan says: Nov 10, 2011 11:09 AM

    CJ,

    Your absolutely right the Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

    Let me try this again…

    This guy and his father are just as big of POS as Sandusky in my opinion.

  10. christansits says: Nov 10, 2011 11:11 AM

    SEND A MESSAGE – LIKE this page

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-McQueary-has-GOT-to-GO/286314598069896?sk=wall

  11. pastabelly says: Nov 10, 2011 11:11 AM

    My guess is that he told Paterno and Paterno told him how to act. That doesn’t excuse that he didn’t report it to the police. It does speak to his fear of Paterno and the Penn State football program. It’s just sad. Of course, he should be fired.

  12. manhorse69 says: Nov 10, 2011 11:19 AM

    Human beings can’t even be relied on to consistently report victimless crimes like recruiting violations or even things like petty theft, animal cruelty etc. I can’t accept that everyone speaking out against this guy would have done the exact right thing.

    What is enough? If he helps the kid and doesn’t call police is he less of a villain? If he does both those things but doesn’t follow up on the incident is he still a villain? He didn;t do enough but should he not have thought he was taking the right step by telling people with authority whom he trusted? He can’t be judge, jury and executioner.

  13. mc724 says: Nov 10, 2011 11:21 AM

    Hope you put away a few million$’s in the bank mcqueary, because that and the shirt off your back is about to go to these victims. Good luck on a attorney, they are’nt cheap either.

  14. 1historian says: Nov 10, 2011 11:24 AM

    “He among you who is without sin – let him cast the first stone.”

    I am not excusing – IN ANY WAY – what the principals in this sorry tale did or did not do, but the moralizing from the peanut gallery – from the safety and anonymity of cyberspace – is taking on a life of its very own, and a slimy life it is.

  15. saints97 says: Nov 10, 2011 11:26 AM

    This guy was just as much a part of the cover up as all the people who are being indicted and fired.

    Why does he get to skate? Was he threatened by the power players? Even that would not excuse his walking away from a child being raped, but it would at least explain why he was complicit in the cover up.

    Penn State. Wow.

    And those students need to stop with their pathetic behavior and get some perspective on things.

    Such a sad situation. Just when you think you’ve seen the last vile act by a Penn Stater, they continue to disappoint. And I have heard some rumors that this is going to get FAR worse for Penn State than it is now.

  16. manhorse69 says: Nov 10, 2011 11:28 AM

    We don’t know what we don’t know and I really think we’re going to find out more about the situation that will justify most of what people are saying.

    If the thought process of his was “I’ll tell Joe, he’ll know what to do” and then his superiors assure him that the incident is being addressed, who is he to question whether they are leading him astray. There is no context for this type of situation and how to handle it. He needs to go to allow the university to move on. And he’ll have o live with his decision

  17. urlacherbacker says: Nov 10, 2011 11:30 AM

    You know what should be eating him up? The fact that he didnt tell his story to the police 5 seconds after the incident was witnessed. That would have gone a long way as far as building a case with the forensic evidence etc. and could have prevented the entire rest of this horrific tragedy. But hey, like Joe says: there is only the benefit of hindsight now… almost a freaking decade later… and how many other victims…

  18. geo1113 says: Nov 10, 2011 11:30 AM

    While I tend to agree with the characterization of McQueary, I am at least willing to hear McQueary’s side of the story. I wasn’t there so I don’t know what happened.

    I do however blame Penn State for even allowing the guy back in the building after the 1998 incident where he took a shower with a kid and admitted that “maybe” there was some inappropriate contact. Take a shower with a kid and you are no longer welcome in my facilities even if the kid was as far away as possible. End of story.

  19. Deb says: Nov 10, 2011 11:46 AM

    On hearing it was a grad assistant, I thought of someone much younger than 28. As far as intervening in the moment … maybe he froze or feared further traumatizing the child. But why didn’t he just call 911?? You witness one person attacking another, you call 911. That just seems to be a no-brainer.

    Maybe Penn State can’t release him because of his role in the investigation (some kind of immunity thing?) But surely they could put him on some kind of leave. He shouldn’t be actively involved in the football program.

  20. walk929501 says: Nov 10, 2011 11:47 AM

    He wants to tell his “side” of the story?? What “side” could that possibly be?!

    1. He witnessed a monster raping a child and did nothing to stop it.
    2. He did not immediately call law enforcement to report the crime.

    Firing is the least of his worries. He should be tried and convicted for failure to report a crime.

    That anyone can possibly excuse his actions or condemn those who see them for what they are is almost as surreal.

  21. savethisname says: Nov 10, 2011 11:48 AM

    If you witness a crime of someone being molested in your office would you go to your boss and tell him or would you call the police?
    I know what I would do. There is no excuse for not calling the police when McQueary witnessed this crime. Most people would have tried to intervene, it’s not like his life would have been in danger he was a 28 year old strapping young man. Maybe he was more concerned with the reputation of his neighbor and his job than the welfare of the young victim.
    It boggles my mind that he has not yet been fired!
    Guess it won’t build as many headlines as bringing down JoePa.

  22. dkhhuey says: Nov 10, 2011 11:52 AM

    I have one faint brain cell in my head that can BARELY cut this guy some slack for not kicking the ever living sh!t out of this slimy child molesting POS.
    Having said that, Mike McCreary had 10 FREAKING YEARS to do something and he has done NOTHING! I don’t care if he told Joe Pa, I don’t care if he followed protocol! The SECOND he heard that nothing was done because it was just ‘horse play’ was the second he should have picked up the phone and called the cops! There is absolutely no wiggle room, no justification, no excuse – PERIOD. He has done nothing but selfishly stand by Joe Pa making tons of cash and getting vast exposure in the world because of his silence. He is absolutely responsible for every single act perpetrated by Sandusky starting March 2nd, 2002. I can only hope that this man and his family is so financial ruined by the sea of civil lawsuits that will be coming that his bank account ends up as far in the negative as his moral account is. How this man has been able to sleep and/or function in life with the knowledge and imagines of an old man sodomizing a 10 year old boy is just UNFREAKINGBELIEVABLE. I’ve been around some soulless cowards before but they all pale in comparison this Mike McCreary.

    For those who are saying that nobody knows how they would have reacted seeing a 56 year old pervert anally raping a 10 year old boy in the PSU shower room – BULLSH!T!!! There is absolutely NO chance what-so-ever that I would do anything other than kick the ever living sh!t out of that person and then call the cops as I continued to kick the sh!t out of that person. I don’t care if it was my dad, brother, best friend, boss, mentor, Jesus himself!!! … who that person was is INCONSEQUENTIAL to the situation.

  23. saints97 says: Nov 10, 2011 11:53 AM

    What happened is pretty clear. McQueary valued his career more than he valued the safety of a 10-year-old rape victim.

    Sometimes, it is a sad world we live in.

  24. manhorse69 says: Nov 10, 2011 11:54 AM

    The whole situation is sad. Sad for the victims, sad for the students, sad for the coach. It’s a little like what happened with Tiger Woods where by the time the details came out it was so shocking to see the depth and breadth of the situation and wonder how many people know and didn’t say.

    I hope for the sake of future victims that this causes everyone to look inside and really stand by their morals. There is nothing to be learned from this if the next person who discovers something like this ignores it or passes the buck. The most disturbing thing is the long list of people who allowed Sandusky to continue this behavior. JoePa, McQueary(to some degree), university administartors, university police, state police and investigtors and on and on.

  25. thefiesty1 says: Nov 10, 2011 11:55 AM

    McQueary is just as guilty of the coverup as JoePa, the AD and everyone else that was aware of these incidents. He should pack up his office and get out of Happy Valley before the sun sets. What an a-hole!! Since daddy was told and asked for advice on what to do, he also is guilty of the cover up and should be prosecuted for not calling the police and reporting what his son told him.

  26. dexterismyhero says: Nov 10, 2011 11:55 AM

    Any chance that since he knew Sandusky so well and their families knew each other and such that maybe he was molested by this creep as a kid and was scared sh**less to say something?

    just sayin

  27. christansits says: Nov 10, 2011 11:57 AM

    Send the message to Penn State – He’s GOT TO GO!

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-McQueary-has-GOT-to-GO/286314598069896

  28. manhorse69 says: Nov 10, 2011 12:00 PM

    Dexter raises an interesting point. If he was a victim himself would that change anything? Might explain running out of the room, not calling the cops etc. Not excuse it, but explain it.

  29. bozosforall says: Nov 10, 2011 12:01 PM

    1historian says:
    Nov 10, 2011 11:24 AM
    “He among you who is without sin – let him cast the first stone.”

    I am not excusing – IN ANY WAY – what the principals in this sorry tale did or did not do, but the moralizing from the peanut gallery – from the safety and anonymity of cyberspace – is taking on a life of its very own, and a slimy life it is.

    __
    Coming from a typical excusemaking Pats fan, that’s a laugh.

    Not minimizing what has happened to the victims here either, so don’t go there.

    EVERYONE involved in this horrendous situation should be gone…admins, coaches, board members…and the parents who didn’t take things far enough that the world would know what a monster Sandusky is, who took hush money instead, also need to look deep inside themselves and honestly ask themselves why they didn’t shout it from the rooftops that Sandusky was a menace to kids everywhere.

  30. CJ says: Nov 10, 2011 12:01 PM

    dexter,

    I’ve thought the same thing, and have heard that theory elsewhere too. That would somewhat rationalize the McQueary’s actions that day.

    Many are referring to some big bomb that’s about to drop over the week, I wonder if that’s it.

  31. stockdogdca says: Nov 10, 2011 12:01 PM

    CJ says:Nov 10, 2011 11:04 AM

    Can we get a couple of things straight here?

    I’m not defending the guy, but let’s REALLY put yourself in his shoes.

    The Sandusky and McQueary families grew up on the same street. Their sons went to the same school and were friends. It’s likely McQueary looked up to this loser, especially given his prominence in the community what with his charity and reputation on the field.
    ****************
    So in other words, this is a form of nepotism and since they’re all family then that’s an acceptable excuse ? McQueary had plenty of time/years to figure out what was the correct thing to do just like Coach Paterno and if JoePa got kicked to the curb then so should McQueary , End Of Story !! The ONE thing the University can do is stay consistent on the firings and clean the WHOLE house !!!!

  32. rockiemtnhigh says: Nov 10, 2011 12:13 PM

    On the whole, I agree that he should resign or be fired yesterday. However, my guess is that he is one of the key components to this whole situation based on what he saw, what he reported to Paterno, and what he knows now almost 10 years later. He is probably spilling his guts and then he will be gone. I just have a feeling that Paterno has some level of involvement, not as a perp, but as someone who forced everyone to look the other way.

  33. irishking says: Nov 10, 2011 12:14 PM

    An eyewitness to something so egregious and he does not report it to the police? Hard to believe.

  34. CJ says: Nov 10, 2011 12:14 PM

    stockdog,

    Did you stop reading there?

    “He still did absoltuely the wrong thing by walking out”

    McQuery’s actions were inexcusable and he needs to be fired, but there have been significant facts missing/overlooked nationally that add some key perspective here. That is all.

  35. deadeye says: Nov 10, 2011 12:14 PM

    There is an ongoing, orchestrated cover-up to protect Paterno’s reputation and legacy:

    1) Everything is being done to prevent JoePa from fielding what are sure to be diffcult questions that could cause him to contradict his grand jury testimony. Examples: his press conference was to be limited to football only questions, then his presser gets cancelled, then he gets fired, then his son (a lawyer) speaks on his behalf. Paterno will not be permitted to speak freely with reporters, period.

    2) Anyone with common sense knows that his grand jury testimony was crafted fiction intended to inoculate JoePa from indictment. The two key points being first, he was not personally aware of Sandusky’s crimes, and second he passed the information along to his (so-called) superior. Thus far the strategy has worked.

    3) The explosive likelyhood is that Sandusky was forced into retirement in 1999 in exchange for the cover-up. Paterno was obviously in the know about such an arrangement, and if that truth comes out under oath Paterno gets indicted too.

    4) There is a rumor that Sandusky was actually using his Second Mile organization as a front for child prostitution. I have no idea if it’s true, but I do know that no criminal perversion is beyond that monster.

    The magnitude of this scandal will continue to grow as new facts come out. Hopefully someone will have the courage to expose Paterno’s complicity to the light of day. To date the scheme to protect JP has worked.

  36. skinnygigi says: Nov 10, 2011 12:16 PM

    For McQueary to just stand there and do nothing makes him not a man IMO. He’s a coward. He’s worse than a coward. I know that if i ever saw a child being violated like that it would take and act of God to keep me from busting your brains out with a baseball bat or my fists. He allowed this child to be violated and who knows how many other boys because of his compelte lack of backbone.

  37. manhorse69 says: Nov 10, 2011 12:19 PM

    It is rather curious that he is still employed. If for no other reason (but there are a lot of reasons) than the university needs to move on, he should already be gone. I think that the public has been acting on and commenting on less than the whole story and I think that more details in the coming days/weeks will probably help clarify the situation. I really think that we’re about to find out that the coverup actually went deeper or further back or something

  38. onceuponatimeinsports says: Nov 10, 2011 12:21 PM

    I wonder what the Jo-Perv apologists will have to say if and when McQueary eventually comes forward and makes states in plain language that he made he made it abundantly clear to Pervterno that what he saw was his ex-defensive coordinator anally raping a 10 year old boy?

    Are they still going to claim Jo-Perv did the right thing in merely shuffling the report up the line and then washing his hands of it?

    I think we all know what they’ll say, don’t we…

  39. Dirty D Fo says: Nov 10, 2011 12:23 PM

    Paterno is more involved in the cover up than what is currently being presented. It’ll all come out in due time.

  40. manhorse69 says: Nov 10, 2011 12:23 PM

    There is enough to comment on without indulging the rumor mill.

  41. texangirl says: Nov 10, 2011 12:25 PM

    This man WITNESSED the raping of a young child and did nothing about it. He is still coaching. He will be coaching this Saturday.

    HE NEEDS TO BE FIRED!!!!!!!!!!

  42. CJ says: Nov 10, 2011 12:26 PM

    manhorse,

    you do realize that somewhere you had to click/enter the words “rumor mill” to get here, right?

  43. saints97 says: Nov 10, 2011 12:27 PM

    One has to wonder if McQueary is not the key link that could bring the whole cover-up house of cards down.

    I get the feeling this whole thing is going to get MUCH worse JoePa.

  44. burgundyandgold says: Nov 10, 2011 12:30 PM

    The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crisis maintain their neutrality.

  45. alewatcher says: Nov 10, 2011 12:34 PM

    His side of it? What could possibly excuse his failing to help the victim?

  46. manhorse69 says: Nov 10, 2011 12:35 PM

    I didn’t, my point was that there is a lot of information out there right now to comment on. I was refering to someone mentioning a rumor about Sandusky running a child prostitution ring with my comment. There is enough that we do know aabout that I don’t think something like that should be introduced unless there is some evidence to support it. I hadn’t heard that report

  47. dp0609 says: Nov 10, 2011 12:37 PM

    How do you witness something like that and then deal with Sandusky like it never happened? I work with a guy who is a level 3 sex offender who abused 4 boys 12-15. I have been lucky that I havent had to deal with him or talk to him. I told my boss that if I ever have to it wont be pretty and that in the best interests of everyone involved it should never happen as I can’t really look at the guy without wondering how much better he’d look with a broken nose and jaw.
    If nothing was done, he should have reported it to the police and resigned. How could you want to work someplace that would cover that up? I couldn’t even look at that guy again without wanting to hurt him badly.

  48. manhorse69 says: Nov 10, 2011 12:40 PM

    I’d like to hear what McQueary has to say about it. I don’t expect it to change public perception or anyone’s opinion of him or to save his job but people need to hear from him and hear his state of mind. At this point his silence has already been deafening and anything he syas will sound more like a prepared statement but if it sheds any light on why he acted the way he did it needs to be added to the public record.

  49. bobthis says: Nov 10, 2011 12:41 PM

    Hopefully there will be some legal recourse against Paterno and the other cowards who sat on this story. Paterno would rather protect his own legacy than stand up for a tortured 10 year old boy. What a complete loser. Also the students who supported him the last few days simply don’t get it. Shame on them.

  50. bct11554 says: Nov 10, 2011 12:47 PM

    This is not a man. How do you let this happen to a little boy. I hope he dies a very slow and painful death

  51. hushbrother says: Nov 10, 2011 12:47 PM

    It’s easy for John Taylor or LaVar Arrington to say how someone should react in a given situation, but how do they know that’s not how they would have reacted if they had witnessed such a nightmarish scene? McQueary was by all accounts distraught and horrified. That lists probably a small fraction of the emotions going through his head. A similar scene is described in the grand jury report involving a janitor happening upon Sandusky doing disgusting things to a young boy; the janitor had the same reaction as McQueary. The fact that they did not immediately intervene does not constitute a condoning of Sandusky’s behavior.

  52. savethisname says: Nov 10, 2011 12:48 PM

    Deadeye
    Why do you have it out for Paterno more than anyone else in this scandal, for instance the then 28 year old McQueary who witnessed the horrible crime and did not call police or better yet intervene.
    You seem to be more interested in spreading rumors and stretching the facts, than focusing on the truth as it begins to seep out.
    I’m sure this will get much worse as the facts begin to unfold but your continuous conjecturing is disturbing. It’s almost as if you find contentment in Paterno’s demise. Why not focus your venom on Sandusky, at least we know that he is guilty of what he has been accused of.

  53. blewinski says: Nov 10, 2011 12:50 PM

    I don’t really care what McQueary and Paterno have to say. They had their chance to speak in 2002 when this happened and didn’t! Actions speak louder than words!

    And how McQueary is still employed by PSU is beyond me.

    And to think my tax dollars could be paying his and the rest of these turds salaries / pensions / compensations / etc…

  54. CJ says: Nov 10, 2011 12:57 PM

    hushbrother,

    “condoning”, no. I think most people with common sense get that.

    But legally, it does make them complicit (or at the very least Paterno, based on PA’s madated reporter law) . And that’s the problem.

  55. thegonz13 says: Nov 10, 2011 1:02 PM

    And the fact he twiddled his thumbs for NINE STINKING YEARS doesn’t eat him up? What about his job as wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator, which he probably got to buy his silence… doesn’t THAT eat him up?

  56. rubbernilly says: Nov 10, 2011 1:04 PM

    He wants to tell his side? Well, by all means let’s line up our chairs and hold our breaths… I mean, there just has to be an explanation for why a grown man would turn his back on a child being anally raped.

    Right?

    I’m calling my shot right now. McQueary will handle this like Belichick did spy-gate.

    Before League (or Grand Jury) Judgement: I can’t talk about that because of the ongoing investigation. There will be time for answers later.

    After League (or Grand Jury) Judgement: I don’t want to talk about the past. Right now we need to concentrate on getting past this and (blah blah)…

    I’d like to think I’d be a bigger person about this… but if I saw him on the side of the road with a flat tire, I think I’d stop to “help.” Then I’d pull out my cell phone. When he asked who I was calling, I’d tell him I was calling my dad to find out what to do. Then I’d get back in my car and drive off.

  57. floriosbigtoe says: Nov 10, 2011 1:05 PM

    I can’t believe the fact that McQueary is a ginger and has no soul hasn’t been brought up.

  58. dkhhuey says: Nov 10, 2011 1:08 PM

    @hushbrother – you may be able to justify that night as him being too distraught to do the right thing, but you cannot say that starting day 2 through the day he stepped into the Grand Jury room. He is nothing more than a coward who has done nothing to stop a serial child molester, all while grossly profiting off his silence. There is a special place in hell for people like Mike McQueary.

  59. chiefagc5675 says: Nov 10, 2011 1:10 PM

    CJ
    You can’t report what you didn’t see doofus.

  60. dankil13 says: Nov 10, 2011 1:21 PM

    McQueary acted cowardly 9 years ago, and is still acting as a coward today. This is a free country, and he certainly could tell enough of his side of the story without damaging the prosecution’s case. His story could shed some light on why Paterno did nothing, or it could implicate Paterno and the whole University. Speaking up may cost him his job, or he may incriminate himself, but that seems like a small price to pay given the fact that he didn’t do anything to protect this child 10 years ago as well as the others who were abused since that incident,

  61. CJ says: Nov 10, 2011 1:32 PM

    chiefagc5675,

    By federal and PA state law, you can, and you must “report what you can’t see” if it is reported to you by someone who DID see who works for you. Doofus.

  62. Derty Ernie says: Nov 10, 2011 1:33 PM

    I got a 100 that says Mcquery got lawyered up and because he knew the whole story and all the facts got immunity from being prosecuted and from being fired before saying a word to the grand jury.

    In other words he struck a deal to save his own ass in order to tell on everyone else. Thats why he wasn’t fired.

    I also beleive that he told Jo Pa everything he witnessed so Jo Pa did know exactly what took place and thus why he was fired.

  63. CJ says: Nov 10, 2011 1:34 PM

    …actually, even if McQueary DIDN’T see anything and just heard a rumor. If he passed that info on to JoePa, Joe Pa is required by law to report it to the authorities and let CPS determine the validity of the report.

  64. darthvincent says: Nov 10, 2011 1:40 PM

    Some of you are acting like McQ showed up, saw what was happening, gave the thumbs-up for it to continue and walked away…

    IF he has another side to the story, it would probably go like this, he saw the assault, it stopped, the kid ran out and left the locker room, the Coach broke down crying about his problem of liking little boys, and McQ called his dad in a genuine WTF just happened, reported to his higher-up’s at PSU about what went on and then assumed it would be dealt with properly.

    HE SHOULD HAVE CALLED THE COPS… and it doesn’t sound like he did and it doesn’t sound like the kid’s parents did either.

  65. whyalwaysthehate says: Nov 10, 2011 1:45 PM

    McQueary needs to take himself off the staff now. He is putting the Penn State and Nebraska players in harms way if he stays this weekend. Go now.

  66. breeze6839 says: Nov 10, 2011 1:50 PM

    I think everyone just needs to STFU, let this play out legally before they go out crucifying anyone. We don’t know what the circumstances were, we don’t know what was said- we weren’t there. And you can’t believe everything the media says, news is only an opinion- NOT FACT!!
    Contrary to popular belief, the Grand jury report is NOT proof of guilt, if it were, there would be no need to hold trials!

  67. danielcp0303 says: Nov 10, 2011 2:01 PM

    Even if you see somebody raping someone, and they have a gun…you still don’t just walk away. You call the police. How do you not act? There’s no answer that will be good enough for me. Everyone involved in this…total scum of the earth. These families and kids, I’m so sorry. I wish I could’ve done something, most of us hearing about this story would’ve tried to do something.

  68. dkhhuey says: Nov 10, 2011 2:07 PM

    @breeze – here are a couple of facts that are indisputable:

    McQueary walked in and heard sounds of a sexual nature

    He looked in the shower and saw a 10 year old boy with his hands on the wall and a naked Sandusky sodomizing him from behind

    McQueary didn’t stop it.

    McQueary didn’t call the cops.

    McQueary didn’t call the child protection agency.

    He called his dad.

    He went to Joe Pa the next day.

    Joe Pa called his boss.

    Boss met with McQueary

    All hands washed and story sanitized.

    Nothing happened.

    Everybody profited and prospered.

    Sandusky still roamed free sodomizing and molesting children until last week.

    Those ARE the only facts that matter right now. Who said what to who is only going to determine which one of these guys are charged with what crime.

  69. brettball says: Nov 10, 2011 2:10 PM

    The author of this article and anyone else who believes that Paterno or McQueary should be fired are the only people who deserve to be anally raped. I would love to see John Taylor put in a prison cell with Jerry Sandusky.

  70. rrlar says: Nov 10, 2011 2:21 PM

    I haven’t read anywhere that the act continued after McQueary saw it. It may have and if so he is a coward for letting it continue. It’s also possible that Sandusky saw him as well and stopped. If that is the case he did everything he should have. He reported it.

  71. stairwayto7 says: Nov 10, 2011 2:31 PM

    Now I kow why that toad was a coach! McQueary is a worthless piece of crap! As a Penn State fan, this man, and I use that term lightly, needs to leave the state of Pa and go coach in Montana or Idaho! HE SHOUDL NOT BE ALLOWED NEAR THE STADIUM!!

  72. gojoep says: Nov 10, 2011 2:41 PM

    No Paterno … No McQueary.

    Allow McQueary … allow Joe.

    Equality.

  73. frankiebooboo says: Nov 10, 2011 2:43 PM

    everyone keeps asking why mcquery didnt save the boy. maybe the problem wasnt the sex act itself. maybe the only problem to all involved is the fact that it happened on campus. sandusky was told not to bring his “little friends” on school grounds. everyone involved should be fired.

  74. warrenlevine says: Nov 10, 2011 2:48 PM

    Well, it may be eating him up now, but they’re gonna be serving him up in prison, and he’s soon likely to find out just what that little boy felt on the night that he consciously chose to look away.

    I can’t wait to read all about how you got raped and cut to bits in prison.

  75. Deb says: Nov 10, 2011 3:03 PM

    brettball says:

    The author of this article and anyone else who believes that Paterno or McQueary should be fired are the only people who deserve to be anally raped. I would love to see John Taylor put in a prison cell with Jerry Sandusky.

    ————————————————–
    CALL THE POLICE!!! You miserable stupid idiot!!!! That’s what you do when you see a 50-year-old naked man shoving his penis into a 10-year-old child. HELLO???? Is there a brain in there somewhere??????

    You don’t go to your boss’s house. You don’t call your boss’s boss. You don’t discuss what to do. You don’t tell the guy not to bring the kids in his care to campus. When you see a crime in progress, you CALL THE COPS!!!

    Since these two GENIUSES couldn’t figure out how to dial 911, this maniac got to rape God knows how many more boys for NINE MORE YEARS.

    But Saint You thinks we should all be raped because we find that upsetting. Yeah, you’d fit right in at this House of Horrors. Moron.

  76. Deb says: Nov 10, 2011 3:04 PM

    brettball, I really hope you’re not a parent and don’t ever have responsibility for children.

  77. zillat says: Nov 10, 2011 3:12 PM

    geo1113 says:

    While I tend to agree with the characterization of McQueary, I am at least willing to hear McQueary’s side of the story. I wasn’t there so I don’t know what happened.
    —————————-
    I agree. I’d really like to know what he has to say before judging – and I wish everyone felt this way before vilifying him. It is possible, for example, that he was one of Sandusky’s victims – in which case, he may have PTSS, or something similar.

    I think it’s really interesting that they fired Joe Paterno and not McQueary – and that they didn’t even place McQueary on leave. This leads me to believe there is more to the story.

  78. jsavage58 says: Nov 10, 2011 3:34 PM

    Mcqeary is in on it. You watch. He kept his job for shutting up. Many more people are going to go down because of this disgusting mess.

  79. whyalwaysthehate says: Nov 10, 2011 3:45 PM

    Read the Grand Jury Testimony.

    It will begin to clear up any of your moral compass questions. This is going to get bigger. More people will be involved than currently reported.

    What did JoePa know in 1999 when he told Sandusky he wouldn’t get the head coach job?

  80. jerseyshoregiant says: Nov 10, 2011 3:50 PM

    @floriosbigtoe

    Go (do really bad things to) yourself!!!! So now a persons hair color is of significance in this mess. I could only imagine what you would write if he wasn’t white!!!

  81. bobthis says: Nov 10, 2011 3:53 PM

    I think it’s pretty obvious that the people giving support to Paterno and giving the thumbs down sign to the rest of us are PSU losers who would sacrifice kids for a football win. Also if this happened to be a child molester in the PSU basketball program Paterno would have gone straight to the police.

  82. jerseyshoregiant says: Nov 10, 2011 4:11 PM

    I am not really sure what “side” McQueary can offer. After witnessing something so heinous(which we know he didn’t physically put a stop to) and then reporting it to Paterno, the AD and the VP wouldn’t you then expect to receive a phone call or a visit from a detective looking to get a statement from you? Didn’t you find it VERY ODD that nobody from the police ever tried contacting you about what you witnessed? Wouldn’t that alone prompt you to approach the AD/VP again to find out what was going on?

  83. repoman2009 says: Nov 10, 2011 4:35 PM

    You think McCreary’s bad? Try this from the Grand Jury report, last few pages.

    In 2000, two janitors saw Sandusky giving oral sex to a young boy in the Penn State shower. They discussed it with 3 other janitors, including a senior guy immediately after. Then, AS A GROUP, decided not to tell ANYONE!

    That takes the cake!

  84. brettball says: Nov 10, 2011 4:47 PM

    Deb, I am a medical student and see children all the time in the pediatric clinic. I have seen cases of child abuse before and I do know that before anyone, especially those who are not directly involved, loses a job or is convicted, there is an investigation and/or trial. Paterno’s or Mcqueary’s involvement has not been investigated and there has been no trial. I would trust my children with Joepa or mcqueary long before I would trust them with a dumbass like you. I hope you are falsely accused of something horrible sometime so you can see what it’s like.

  85. whyalwaysthehate says: Nov 10, 2011 4:50 PM

    @repoman2009

    They didn’t want to swim with the fishes (see Centre County DA).

    Play tune from The Godfather at any time while reading that story.

  86. toolkien says: Nov 10, 2011 5:42 PM

    Brettball – have you read the Grand Jury report. Was that not an investigation?

    Anyway, let’s get down to the nitty gritty on McQueary. He SAW the action take place, if his own testimony is to be believed. He didn’t contact anyone outside of his own family, or the Penn State Family about a CRIME. He did so for one or more of the following reasons -

    1) He was too immature to process what he saw and what to do about it.

    2) He was mature enough to process what he saw, and was savvy enough to know this was bad ju-ju for the Penn State Family, so he over road the logical impulse to contact authorities about a CRIME. Whether it was out of his own personal motivation to preserve the Family Honor, or pre-acquiesced to the firestorm he knew would come down on him if he breached protocol doesn’t make much difference.

    3) Perhaps, as was speculated above, he was a former victim and he became unhinged by what he saw overriding common sense.

    What other “side” is there that fits the fact pattern?

  87. brettball says: Nov 10, 2011 6:42 PM

    Toolkien- based on your lack of logic, I’m guessing that you are either unemployed or one of the brainless janitors who witnessed one of the crimes and did nothing. Regardless, you are an idiot if you really believe paterno was investigated without him knowing. Have fun reading that report. I hope it gives you plenty of pleasure and satisfaction, you despicable, sick moron.

  88. deadeye says: Nov 10, 2011 7:18 PM

    Deadeye
    Why do you have it out for Paterno more than anyone else in this scandal, for instance the then 28 year old McQueary who witnessed the horrible crime and did not call police or better yet intervene.
    =============================
    Fair question, because JP wielded more power than anyone else during his reign at PSU. And now he’s the one person being protected at all costs. It is a lie that he knew nothing. I believe all the others will eventually be exposed for their role, but as it looks now JP will remain protected.

    You seem to be more interested in spreading rumors and stretching the facts, than focusing on the truth as it begins to seep out.
    =============================
    Sandusky’s abuse of children was nothing more than a decades old rumor one week ago. Anyway, I’m not “speading” rumors, no one in the media quotes reader postings from CFT. Those posters however do pass along information that sometimes turns out to be accurate. I have learned a great deal from several posters on this sight. Everyone else is free to agree or disagree with my thoughts and opnions.

    I’m sure this will get much worse as the facts begin to unfold but your continuous conjecturing is disturbing.
    =============================
    Conjecturing like what? Paterno’s own testimony makes no sense AT ALL. He’s brought information about something disturbing, but makes zero effort to discover the details brfore passing it up the chain. Really? It’s far more disturbing that anyone would buy that nonsense. I’m simply trying to connect the dots, and of course it is my opinion and not fact.

    It’s almost as if you find contentment in Paterno’s demise. =============================
    Wrong, I find no contentment in Paterno’s demise. Instead I find contentment in the truth being exposed, which happens so rarely in our culture these days. It’s crystal clear that Paterno is being protected when he was in fact the acting CEO of the PSU football program. He absolutely would have known about all these things going on. To know and cover-up is a crime. IMO JP is a criminal. He ENABLED Sandusky to victimize dozens if not hundreds of innocent children.

    Why not focus your venom on Sandusky, at least we know that he is guilty of what he has been accused of.
    ==============================
    Why do I have to focus my venom on Sandusky? Everyone knows he is a monster and he’s going to prison for the rest of his life. Heck, if it were up to me he’d be executed for these crimes. Either way there’s no chance of him getting away with what’s he’s done. JP on the other hand is complicit and he is GETTING AWAY WITH HIS CRIME. He made sure this was swept under the rug allowing so many more victims to be harmed in the process.

  89. irishking says: Nov 10, 2011 7:19 PM

    McQuery wanted a future with Pedophile State University football and job security. That’s why he kept silent for so many years.

  90. bezoier says: Nov 10, 2011 7:37 PM

    One thing I haven’t seen anyone comment about is the possibility that victim #2 was murdered by Sandusky.

    From the grand jury report, it appears that no one even today knows this boy’s identity — please correct me if I’m missing something. Sandusky knew he was caught in the act by McQueery, so it seems reasonable to fear Sandusky might have murdered the boy to cover his trail. Even if the boy is alive, McQueery has no excuse not to have instantly intervened or called 911 to stop a heinous act in progress and a very possible murder. Waiting even an hour to call the police, much less a day or a week or ten years, should be criminal negligence.

  91. irishking says: Nov 10, 2011 8:30 PM

    Another possibility. The boy described as Victim #2 could have committed suicide not being able to deal with what Sandusky subjected him to.

  92. texangirl says: Nov 10, 2011 9:27 PM

    At first I was angry at the janitor who also witnessed a rape by Sandusky. Then I read the Grand Jury report. My heart when out to him. His co-workers testified that he went into a type of shock, he started shaking. He was taking it really hard and they were afraid he was going to have a heart attack. He then said that he’s been in the Korean War and saw a lot of killings, saw things that no one should ever see but what he saw in that shower was even worse and he started crying. His co-workers were worried about him. They told him to tell the boss. That’s what he did. His boss turned around and told higher ups. The man is now in a nursing home suffering from dementia. I bet what he saw affected his mental health.

    DA Ray Gricar was a tough DA. He didn’t take crap from anyone. He didn’t care who you were, he was going to get you if you did something wrong. He investigated Sandusky back in 1998. There was not enough evidence so he dropped the charges. He felt though that Penn State & the coach were hiding something, he just couldn’t prove it. No evidence, no witnesses.

    There were witnesses in 2002. It’s strange that in 2005, just 3 years later, DA Ray Gricar went missing.

    I bet Sandusky or others had something to do with his disappearance. Sandusky knew they were going to get him and he knew that DA Ray Gricar was going to be involved. Remember, it takes years for charges to be brought up and guess who disappeared three years later – DA Ray Gricar.

  93. Deb says: Nov 10, 2011 10:22 PM

    @brettball …

    You’re a medical student? Or you’re a pre-med who will never become a doctor because you lack the intellect, temperament, and maturity?

    You’ve been posting that you hope John Taylor, a father of five, and everyone else commenting here is anally raped. Why? Because they’re outraged that no one at Penn State who witnessed or was made aware of a child rape called the police. For that, you hope we’re all raped. Well, I’m sure you’ll be happy to learn I’m already a rape survivor.

    I come from a family of criminal defense attorneys, have covered several court cases–particularly those involving the wrongly accused. It’s a passion. So I do take the presumption of innocence very seriously. What does that have to do with this conversation? No one is accusing McQueary or Paterno of a crime.

    By his own admission, McQueary witnessed a child rape and reported it to Paterno rather than police. By his own admission, Paterno reported McQueary’s information to the athletic director rather than police. We don’t need to have a trial to criticize these men for doing something they have admitted doing. And they don’t have to be criminally tried to be fired from their jobs. Anyone can get fired.

    As it happens, failing to report a child rape may be against the law in Pennsylvania. We’ll have to wait and see. But we don’t have to wait for a conviction to criticize people for actions they’ve admitted. :roll:

    You’re lucky JT doesn’t pull your IP address and turn it over to the cops on the off chance that a nut like you actually does have access to a pediatric unit.

  94. jomar3120 says: Nov 10, 2011 10:40 PM

    Penis State is right to pull McQueary from the sidelines. He got too comfortable there as that’s where he sat when he witnessed a rape.

  95. abtime says: Nov 10, 2011 11:05 PM

    How can he be entrusted with the lives of young boys when he betrayed that 10 year old child? What parent or school feel safe with him recruiting? Why is he still employed? What sway does he have over those trustees? Haven’t they learned their lesson yet? Child molestation in any form cannot be tolerated. The adults in this society must insure that. Fire McQueary! Now.

  96. kldp864 says: Nov 10, 2011 11:18 PM

    Has anyone stopped to think that maybe McQueary is a victim of Sandusky himself. His family were close to the Sandusky’s. You can bet your last dollar Sandusky has probably been abusing kids for over 30 years. Penn State higher ups know more then we do and are keeping him McQueary close. McQueary knows too much and they don’t want him talking to the media right now. The investigation is not over and everyone is jumping to conclusions. There is more that is going on then we know.

  97. abtime says: Nov 10, 2011 11:20 PM

    bretball you sound like too dangerous a person to have such great responsibility for children. You should consider a change in your profession if children are to be safe around you. Your expressions are not in their best interest. I hope you are identified before you graduate from medical school.

  98. rgl681 says: Nov 11, 2011 1:48 AM

    So the guy was 23-25 yrs old. He saw a powerful member of the coaching staff do something very bad. Maybe he didn’t have the courage to to take the guy on, and he really didn’t want to lose his job -right or wrong.
    He told the Coach (the PSU god).

    Don’t crucify the messenger.
    How did the police and child protective service have a detail prior complaint and nothing happened then? It would have saved the child in question.

    The State Attorney General has a lot more to look at than PSU people about the criminal’s prior behavior, reports on it and how people responded to it.

    Everybody just knows they would be brave, have the courage and do the right thing. Sure – that’s why everyone earns the Medal of Honor or the second. highest honor in combat …NOT !
    Most people are never, ever really tested, but find it so easy to judge. Disgusting Christians.

  99. Deb says: Nov 11, 2011 10:22 AM

    rgl681 …

    The guy was 28. He wasn’t a kid. You see a crime, you call the cops. What messenger? He didn’t tell the authorities.

    No, none of us knows what we would have done in that moment. But all of us would have had the same moral responsibility to report the crime. And this has nothing to do with your hatred of Christianity. I’m sure the people criticizing McQueary come from a variety of religious backgrounds.

  100. dawger0801 says: Nov 11, 2011 10:46 AM

    They should throw McQueary into the slammer for what he has done, or rather what he failed to do!!!

    And when he is in the shower with Bubba, I hope whoever walks in on them turns around and calls his Dad asking what the f*ck he should do!!

  101. wereinomaha says: Nov 11, 2011 10:52 AM

    Don’t drop the soap McQueary!

  102. dkhhuey says: Nov 11, 2011 10:52 AM

    @rgl681 – Bullshit! I am not a coward and I would have absolutely NO hesitation when presented the exact same scenario. Sandusky would have been bleeding and concussed on the floor of that shower and the cops would have been called IMMEDIATELY!!! No questions, no hesitation, no mercy!!! McQueary is nothing but a f@#%ing selfish coward and disgusts me 100 times more than Mike Vick. He saw a 56 year old man anally raping a 10 year old boy – and he did NOTHING to stop it. This lowly POS coward, however, has prospered and profited over the last 10 years because of his silence while countless numbers of innocent children have been molested, raped, and violated by Sandusky. McQueary is absolutely responsible for everything that happened to any child after March 2, 2002. Karma is finally catching up to this vile individual and he has a BIG payback coming!

  103. wereinomaha says: Nov 11, 2011 10:56 AM

    Throw him in a 4 by 6 cell with Bubba and the Gang!

  104. dawger0801 says: Nov 11, 2011 10:57 AM

    They should throw McQueary into the slammer for what he has done, or rather what he failed to do!!!

    And when he is in the shower with Bubba, I hope whoever walks in on them turns around and calls his Dad asking what the f*ck he should do!!

    Don’t drop the soap McQueary you f-ing coward!!!

  105. brettball says: Nov 11, 2011 11:57 AM

    Deb,
    Did I stutter when I said “medical student”? You clearly do not understand this situation at all. What message does it send to everyone if McQueary loses his job because he properly reported the incident? Same with Paterno. These two people of the highest integrity had a choice- to keep their mouths shut and cover up the situation, or to report it. They did exactly what I hope any other decent human being would do. They reported it properly. These individuals should be commended and receive a pay raise for their part in taking down Sandusky. Instead, they are either fired or threatened, all because the media needs a story to sell. This should be an outrage to everyone. The media should be focusing this week and especially today on the brave men and women who have defended and continue to defend our country, NOT attempting to portray a great, honest football coach as a liar. Yet, this story continues to make the front page.

    I’d have no problem revealing my identity to JT so he can report me to the cops. For what reason?

    You should get the story right and understand the situation before you go writing anything on a website like this. I find it hard to believe that you are related to any attorneys based on your primitive knowledge of the process. And yes, I was happy to learn that you are a rape survivor.

    Abtime- Your statements make no sense. Are you suggesting that someone’s profession determines how safe kids are around them?

  106. dkhhuey says: Nov 11, 2011 12:05 PM

    @brettball – perhaps you should stop sampling your medical supplies. JoePa and McQueary did NOTHING to bring down Sandusky when they had a chance to in March of 2002. In fact, by sweeping it under the Penn State rug, they did quite the opposite and let him continue to rape and molest innocent children until somebody in a local high school DID do the right thing and reported it to the proper state authorities. They did the investigation and they caused the charges to be brought before a grand jury – NOT Paterno and NOT the coward McQueary. You need to get your facts straight and sober up because you are obviously lacking in the reading comprehension area.

  107. Deb says: Nov 11, 2011 12:22 PM

    brettball ….

    Did I stutter? I don’t believe you’re a medical student. I don’t believe you’ve graduated high school. You’re not intellectually or emotionally developed beyond junior high.

    You’re happy I’ve been raped because I disagree with you. You’d like to see everyone on the boards be raped because they disagree with you. Yes, that’s a wonderfully mature attitude for a future physician. Why would I like to see you reported to authorities? Because you are on a Web site ranting that you hope everyone who disagrees with you becomes a victim of violent sex abuse … yet you claim to work in a pediatric unit in proximity to abuse victims. The thought is terrifying.

    When people witness violent crimes, it is their moral and ethical duty to call the police, not their bosses. This isn’t rocket science–except to junior high kids. The guy is a celebrity coach, not your dad. Sometimes people aren’t what you think they are. That’s life, little boy. Get used to it. I haven’t called your hero a liar. Paterno, McQueary, and the other officials have admitted they didn’t call the police. What part of that don’t you get?

  108. brettball says: Nov 11, 2011 1:21 PM

    Deb, thank you for again proving my point. You really don’t know anything…but you are correct on one point- joepa is not my father. This may confuse you a little, given the “pa” in his name. No, medical schools do not accept students from junior high either. Joe paterno is one of the most trustworthy people in history and has done much to bring integrity and virtue to college football. Since you obviously haven’t gone to college yet, I don’t expect you to know that. Good luck finishing jr and sr high school. Unfortunately, I don’t have time to continue on this site as I am on call this weekend. I hope you realize the danger in falsely accusing innocent people soon.

  109. Deb says: Nov 11, 2011 2:09 PM

    brettball, that you can’t see how completely nuts it is to post longings for violence on strangers because they criticized a football coach is both scary and sad. You’re very young. I’ve admired Joe Paterno for as long as I can remember. But one day you’ll learn you have no way of knowing whether most people you know–let alone celebrities you admire from afar–are really as trustworthy and virtuous as they seem.

    I don’t think Paterno has done anything worse than his colleagues. But by his own admission, he failed to demonstrate wisdom and leadership in this matter. For the sake of people like you, I pray it doesn’t turn out to be worse than that.

  110. dawger0801 says: Nov 11, 2011 5:30 PM

    We are talking about a grown ass man who walked into the locker room and saw a ten year old boy being raped and did nothing.

    He walked away….that kid probably thought for a second that his hell was over but McQueary just walked away and left him there.

    McQueary’s dad needs the shut the f*ck up because his son has no side.

    I hope this whole ordeal eats McQueary up till the day he dies…..like termites.

  111. wereinomaha says: Nov 11, 2011 5:38 PM

    McQueary witnessed a young boy being raped and he walked away! How big of an idiot can you be? Where are his morals!? He should’ve ripped that perve off of the boy, kicked him in the junk, and call the cops and get that sick bastard’s ass thrown in jail! No if and or but about it! Any decent human being would’ve done something, whether it’s yelling, or physically removing the boy, or kicking the crap out of Sandusky! McQueary is a sad excuse for a human being, he needs to get his ass fired!

  112. perkint says: Nov 11, 2011 6:50 PM

    Daddy McQueary calls his kid “tough”. Really? How tough was Baby Huey when it really counted? I really don’t see the difficulty of intervening to stop this tragedy. The fact is that readers here (some of whom might be a lot smaller than McQueary) can see themeselves saying “Stop!” and throwing a small boy a towel and marshaling him to safety if they witnessed something this heinous. What could McQueary have been scared of? A naked Sandusky chasing him on a wet shower floor?

    Why do some apologists give McQueary a pass because his family knew Sandusky and McQueary undoubtedly considered the senior coach a role model?

    Why the haze here when the moral clarity is so obvious? Sure McQueary had to make a decision but that was as simple as deciding whether to drive away or stay when you’ve been in a car wreck. We know now that McQueary chose to go the hit and run route.

    I consider myself non-judgmental, non-religious and very lenient to those making snap decisions in the “fog of war”. But based on McQueary’s own testimony, this is not a Monday morning quarterback situation where there are “two sides to the story” as his morally bankrupt father suggests.

  113. waynefontes says: Nov 17, 2011 7:40 AM

    stairwayto7 says:
    Nov 10, 2011 2:31 PM
    Now I kow why that toad was a coach! McQueary is a worthless piece of crap! As a Penn State fan, this man, and I use that term lightly, needs to leave the state of Pa and go coach in Montana or Idaho! HE SHOUDL NOT BE ALLOWED NEAR THE STADIUM!!

    _____________________________________

    So, what’s your explaination for JoePa? Or the fact that Sandusky was still allowed on campus all these years later?

    It’s going to get really ugly in Happy Valley.

    You’re a fan of the dirtiest, scummiest, most disgusting college football program in America.

    What happened to the constant SEC bashing you used to do?

    Oh, that’s right. There isn’t an SEC school that has a child molestor on their staff. Much less have people who would turn the other way.

    Worse than that, there isn’t an SEC school that would allow that to happen and would essentially be an enabler. Your hero JoePa is scum, and now the whole world gets to see what he really is.

    You are Penn State, stairwayto7. Be proud ㅠ_ㅠ

  114. themagicjuan1 says: Dec 7, 2011 6:15 PM

    At first I thought “why didn’t he stop him.” Then the more I read about this case and as more and more victims came forward, I realized that McQueary like EVERYONE ELSE at the school ALREADY KNEW that Sandusky was abusing, raping and violating children. Prior to catching him red-handed, McQueary didn’t have a chance at getting him convicted. He knew about Sandusky for a long time and probably had come to despised him too. The serious nature of those accusations would have been too hard to prove without ‘PROOF. ‘ As much and as long as Sandusky’s had been molesting children, all the signs were there so therefore everyone around him had apparently turned a blind eye and/or a deaf ear to his terrible behavior. In my estimation McQuery is a hero and he did the right thing. Prematurely bringing those allegations against Sandusky would have only put him on notice and provided time for him to cover his tracks. To my knowledge none of the victims had come forward to the police prior to this incident. McQueary went to the establishment and blew the whistle with hard evidence that appeared in the form of a willing eyewitness. It took courage because the head coach and everyone else on campus knew full well Sandusky was and had been violating children for years and they opted to turn their heads. McQueary obviously couldn’t stand it another minute – and he may have even lurked in the distance until he could find the opportunity – to expose Sandusky, the head coach and the college. That was a huge undertaking. This is the very reason he could not inform authorities prior to that shower incident. God knows I feel so sorry for what that poor child had to endure that day in the shower. But he’s a hero too because took one for the home team. He is the catalyst to exposing the truth about Sandusky. Someone finally witnessed Sandusky in the act and was willing to come forward. Now all the other youngster can come forward and find their peace within. That young person’s fortitude and McQueary’s bravery made it possible to stop Sandusky from committing more heinous crimes against children….but now look what happening to McQuerary…. This is the very reason people DON’T want to get involved. Thankfully McQueary knew enough to get involved while staying protected.

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