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Report: McQueary will not be on sideline Saturday

Posted on: November 10, 2011 3:55 pm
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

When Penn State interim head coach Tom Bradley spoke to the media on Thursday, just hours after the official dismissal of Joe Paterno, one of the many questions left unanswered in the press conference was the status of wide receivers coach Mike McQueary.

With President Graham Spanier and head coach Joe Paterno relieved of their duties in response to details surrounding the Jerry Sandusky investigation, McQueary's future with Penn State also appears uncertain. The wide receivers' coach has not issued a formal resignation, and there has been no official word from the school on whether he will be on the sidelines or in the press box for Saturday's home finale against Nebraska

CBSSports.com's Jim Rodenbush reports that McQueary is not expected to be on the sideline for Saturday's game, according to a local paper. The Board of Trustees does not plan to fire McQueary or ask him to resign, but would like him off the field out of concern for his safety.

After seeing the reaction from the Penn State community on Wednesday night, the safety of the players and coaches has become a top concern for Saturday. Nebraska has asked Penn State's police department to take appropriate security measures to ensure a conflict-free visit for their players, coaches, and traveling party.

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Since: Aug 20, 2008
Posted on: November 10, 2011 7:09 pm
 

Report: McQueary will not be on sideline Saturday

How do you play for this guy knowing how little character he has and of course wondering if he's only a coach because of what he failed to do?  Hell, maybe all the coaches there are pedophiles, they dont seem to think it's a very big deal.  Frankly, either he lied to Paterno (100% unlikely) or failed to do a single thing about what he saw in exchange for a coaching job.  In either case he doesnt deserve to be on the sideline.



Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: November 10, 2011 7:01 pm
 

Report: McQueary will not be on sideline Saturday

Anybody who is defending Joe Paterno needs to read the Grand Jury Indictment. This isn't about whether he's criminally liable. He's not. He did the absolute bare minimum to absolve himself of any criminal liability. Although he better count his money because the civil suits are going to leave his kids and grandkids without an inheritance.

Read the indictment. I suggest you have a trash can nearby to hurl in.




Since: Oct 30, 2011
Posted on: November 10, 2011 6:43 pm
 

Report: McQueary will not be on sideline Saturday

I have to agree.  I would hope if I was in the same situation I would be in the cell next to Sandusky and Bubba because of the beat down I put on Sandusky.  A grown adult should make his own decisions and do what is right.  But when you go to your father and most likely is lifelone idol and you are told it will be taken care of, you could think you have done your part.  I think McQueary will get the short end of the stick on this and it is a shame because he has a long life ahead of him.  If/when it comes out Paterno, Mr McQueary (Daddy) and other PSU officials knew more about these acts, they are the ones to blame.  Someone needs to step up and take responsibility that McQueary did what he thought was correct and he was let down.



Since: Mar 21, 2008
Posted on: November 10, 2011 6:23 pm
 

Report: McQueary will not be on sideline Saturday

Really? We have his testimony before the grand jury under oath. He saw a man raping a child and he ran away to his office and shook. He didn't pull the man off the child. He didn't even shout at Sandusky to stop. He ran away and shook. How much do you suppose the 10-year-old was shaking that night? And many nights since then? He's morally responsible. And I don't want him representing the university in any capacity ever again.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2011 6:13 pm
 

Report: McQueary will not be on sideline Saturday

I am almost 60 years old I was molested then I was a pre teen and I told my Dad MY Granddad and Grandma. All I know that came out about me telling them is my uncle never came around me or my brothers ever again. Do I hold my folks accountable no should Joe Pa be crucified when the young man told him what he saw or didn't see? Paterno told his bosses but they were to worried about Penn State to pursue any criminal charges. To me this is a witch hunt the board of regents wanted Paterno gone 5-7 years ago but they could not fire him. They used this to  decapitate the Ad and football program. Well they have done it Parteno fired Sandusky years ago told his bosses basically followed protocol now the media's talking heads are raking him over the Coals ITS NOT RIGHT. Wait for all the facts come out before putting blame on any one. Paterno testified before the same Grand Jury that has indicted the 2 folks who along with Sandusky who should pay. NOT JOE



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2011 6:12 pm
 

Report: McQueary will not be on sideline Saturday

why would penn state students take in out on nebraska....oh wait.. i forgot... they're stupid.



Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: November 10, 2011 6:01 pm
 

Report: McQueary will not be on sideline Saturday

" Sandusky held a blackmail card against the program once considered beyond reproach "

I don't know if he had a blackmail card. The guy was a serial offender. But I do believe in 3+ decades, Paterno had to clean up a few of his messes. When you do that a few times, it gets to the point where you can't turn them in anymore without it coming out that you had covered for them before. And I think that's what happened. Paterno has proven over these last few days that NOTHING is more important to him than the Penn State name. And he would do anything to protect it including letting a pedofile roam his campus.



Since: Sep 6, 2008
Posted on: November 10, 2011 6:00 pm
 

Report: McQueary will not be on sideline Saturday

The world has changed in a huge way since 1998.  I'm not saying child molestation was any less of a crime then, but you can't tell me that 2002's Catholic Church scandle didn't change the perception of many of us as it relates to that crime.  We are now much more aware of and on the lookout for abusers, just as we are much more aware of terrorists since 2001. 


OMG redsox 1912 you have to be f-ing kidding me!!!  You think people were less aware then???  The world has changed in a huge way since 1998?  Are you a frickin retard????  You think everybody thought it was acceptable or just didn't talk about things like that prior to the catholic church's problems?  really?????

Sure, the world has changed since 1998 but you talk like 1998 was the stone ages!  It was just as much of a crime then as it is now, and as it will be 15 years from now!  NOTHING has changed.  I'm sure you were just as stupid in 1998.

What kind of world do you live in that you actually believe that $h!+????




Since: Dec 13, 2009
Posted on: November 10, 2011 5:35 pm
 

Report: McQueary will not be on sideline Saturday

Not defending the guy but we really don't know his story.  His dad apparantly told him not to call the police and its possible paterno did also.  He did go to paterno and he did meet with the other guys and told them what happened.  But the fact that he stayed after nothing happened to sandusky makes him a coward at least.  I think he trusted Paterno and his dad too much.  The university is being careful because he might have information that could ruin them all even worse.  Somebody at the school most likely said don't go to the police, let us handle this our own way.  And whoever that was will most certainly go to jail... especially his dad.  



Since: May 13, 2009
Posted on: November 10, 2011 4:53 pm
 

Report: McQueary will not be on sideline Saturday

The world has changed in a huge way since 1998.  I'm not saying child molestation was any less of a crime then, but you can't tell me that 2002's Catholic Church scandle didn't change the perception of many of us as it relates to that crime.  We are now much more aware of and on the lookout for abusers, just as we are much more aware of terrorists since 2001. 

Paterno made a huge mistake.  He didn't take the allegations he heard seriously enough to do what he should have done at that time.  However, in light of his efforts to keep the football program at Penn State clean and free from any NCAA violations or scandles for so many years, he deserves to get some consideration.  He has championed the value of the true "student athlete" to a greater degree than any other coach in history.  The graduation percentage of his athletes is astounding.  Stories abound about how he has always talked of honor and hard work when addressing his athletes.

Was everything he did as a coach and mentor for naught?  Are any of us so perfectly moral and righteous that we can stand in judgement of this man without at least considering that his mistake is one that many of us may have committed?
If the incidents involving his coach were to have happened nowadays might he have made more of an effort to correct the wrong doing?   

The world changes. We become more civilized. We learn from our mistakes.

If Paterno had a history of this type of failure to react responsibly it would be a different story, but this man should not forfeit the legasy he fought all his life to develop, because he made a  human mistake.  He should be ashamed not crucified. 



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