Penn State assistant coach threatened
By Sports Network
State College, PA – Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary will not only not be on the sidelines, but he will not even set foot inside Beaver Stadium for the Nittany Lions' next game.
According to a release issued by the school on Thursday night, "Due to multiple threats made against (assistant coach Mike) McQueary, the University has decided it would be in the best interest of all for McQueary not to be in attendance at Saturday's Nebraska game."
Earlier on Thursday, the Allentown Morning Call revealed that the University's board of trustees asked that McQueary not be present on the sidelines during the contest. According to the report, the request was made to interim head coach Tom Bradley out of concern for McQueary's safety.
The paper also stated that the board does not plan to fire McQueary or ask him to step down.
This past weekend, grand jury testimony revealed that in 2002, McQueary -- then a 28-year-old graduate assistant at Penn State -- witnessed former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulting a young boy.
McQueary reported the incident to head coach Joe Paterno, who dutifully informed athletic director Tim Curley.
The scandal has already cost Paterno and school president Graham Spanier their jobs, while Sandusky was arrested and charged with 40 counts of various sexual crimes.