Following up on this ongoing story, the interim president at Penn State announced Friday that Mike McQueary has been placed on administrative leave.
During a press conference that concluded a short time ago, Rodney Erickson said that McQueary’s leave is indefinite in nature. Additionally, the wide receivers coach/recruiting coordinator will also be paid during this leave, although Erickson noted that is “subject to further determination.”
When asked if firing McQueary had been brought up in any discussions school officials have had since this scandal broke, Erickson could not give a direct or specific answer.
“There are complexities to that issue that I’m not prepared to go into at this particular point,” Erickson said.
It was reported earlier today that whistleblower laws may be preventing Penn State from firing McQueary. Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett subsequently confirmed there are provisions for whistleblowers that are behind how the university has handled the McQueary situation.
It has subsequently been reported that McQueary is in protective custody somewhere outside of State College.