Assistant Coach Placed on Leave

    STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Assistant coach Mike McQueary of the Penn State Nittany Lions walks the sidelines against  the Syracuse Orangemen during the second half at Beaver Stadium  September 12, 2009 in State College, Pennsylvania. Penn State won 28-7. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

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    Mike McQueary, Penn State’s assistant football coach, has been put on administrative leave. McQueary, who told a grand jury that he witnessed and first reported Jerry Sandusky’s alleged sexual abuse of young boys, has received several threats since the firing of coach Joe Paterno—who never reported the accusations to police. Some outraged by Paterno’s punishment question why McQueary, who said he actually saw Sandusky sexually assault a 10-year-old boy and did not stop him but instead told the head coach, isn’t being fired as well. The executive director of Washington’s National Whistleblowers Center says Paterno, as the head coach, was held to a higher standard than McQueary, who was a 28-year-old graduate assistant at the time.

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