Penn State wide receivers coach Mike McQueary, who allegedly witnessed former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing a young boy in the showers of the school's athletic center in 2002, told friends and former teammates in an email last week that he "made sure it stopped," according to Peter Alexander of NBC Nightly News. McQueary, who hasn't been charged with any wrongdoing, has also reportedly hired a lawyer.
The grand jury presentment released on Nov. 5 seemed to indicate that McQueary saw Sandusky but left without stopping the abuse before phoning his father for advice and informing Joe Paterno. He hasn't spoken publicly about the incident but has been the target of public criticism for his apparent inaction -- including from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, who launched the investigation into Sandusky while serving as the state's Attorney General. From the email obtained by NBC Nightly News:
I did the right thing...you guys know me...the truth is not out there fully...I didn't just turn and run...I made sure it stopped...I had to make quick tough decisions.
Alexander's report, which aired Monday evening, is embedded below:
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