Mike McQueary In Seclusion, No Longer Coaching At Penn State, According To Report

Update: McQueary is not in protective custody but is not in State College, his father says.

Mike McQueary was placed in protective custody at a secluded area away from State College, according to a report on Friday. Using information gathered from team sources, the Patriot News reports McQueary spoke with the wide receivers on Friday, telling them he's in protective custody and is "done."

Below is a portion of the conversation, reported by David Jones.

During a brief and emotional conversation, McQueary told them, “I wanted to let you guys know I'm not your coach anymore. I'm done.”

When players asked, "Coach, where are you? Can we see you?" McQueary responded, “No, I'm actually in protective custody. I'm not in State College.”

McQueary added that he was, "Double-fisting it," meaning he was having two drinks at once.

Considering the emotionally-charged environment in State College, there was almost no chance his safety could be assured in town at this time. McQueary has drawn fire in recent days for failing to call police after seeing Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing a child in the Penn State locker room. Since the grand jury report was released, McQueary's job status has been in question, with officials choosing to keep him away from Beaver Stadium for this weekend's game against Nebraska.

For more on the Nittany Lions, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries. Follow all of SB Nation's coverage of the Jerry Sandusky investigation in our StoryStream.

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