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McQueary's emotions shaken "like a snow globe"

In a very brief interview with Armen Keteyian of CBS, Penn State wide receivers coach Mike McQueary said his emotions are shaken "like a snow globe."

McQueary's emotions shaken "like a snow globe"

Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary is on paid adminsitrative leave. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary is on paid adminsitrative leave. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

In a very brief interview with Armen Keteyian of CBS, Penn State wide receivers coach Mike McQueary said his emotions are shaken “like a snow globe.”

When asked if he had any idea when he would speak publicly about the scandal that has rocked Penn State, McQueary said, “This process has to play out. I just don’t have anything else to say.”

McQueary, who is on paid administrative leave after Penn State said he received multiple threats, went on to say his emotions are “all over the place. Just kinda shaken.”

The interview aired Tuesday evening on the "CBS Evening News." Keteyian said during the report that McQueary told him off-camera that he was concerned about his personal life, his personal safety and his future in coaching.

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“I think the word shattered or shaken really operates here because Mike is just in a state where he really doesn’t know, it appears, which way to turn,” Keteyian said.

McQueary was the graduate assistant who, in 2002, allegedly witnessed former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing a young boy in the showers of the Lasch Football Building, according to the 23-page grand jury presentment. Sandusky denied the allegations in an interview with NBC's Bob Costas on Monday night.

Many have criticized McQueary for reportedly not taking further action back in 2002 other than simply alerting then-head coach Joe Paterno of the alleged acts. However, in an email to a former classmate obtained Tuesday by the Allentown Morning Call, McQueary said he stopped the alleged assault and alerted the police.

“I did stop it, not physically, but made sure it was stopped when I left that locker room,” McQueary wrote in the email, according to the Morning Call.

--Jake Kaplan

About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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