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PENN STATE Assistant Coach Placed on Leave Chris Gardner / Getty Images

Assistant Coach Placed on Leave

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.

November 11, 2011 7:28 PM