Mike McQueary, Penn State’s Assistant Coach, Put on Administrative Leave

Penn State has already fired legendary coach Joe Paterno in the wake of the sex scandal at Penn State, and it looks like assistant coach Mike McQueary could be the next to leave the Nittany Lions. Penn State announced today that they were placing McQueary on administrative leave.

Yesterday, School president Rod Erickson said that McQueary would not be present at the Penn State football game this weekend. Erickson said that McQueary was receiving death threats and that the school was worried about his safety if he attended the Nittany Lion’s game at Beaver Stadium.

Last night the university’s athletic department released a one-line statement saying it would be “in the best interest of all” if McQueary didn’t attend Saturday’s game. Erickson added at a press conference today that “it became clear that coach McQueary could not function in this role under these circumstances.”

The child sex abuse scandal at Penn State has seen the dismissal of a few major figures at the school. According to the Detroit Free Press, school president Graham Spanier has already been fired. Athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz have both been charged with perjury for failing to report the incident to authorities.

McQueary is currently on administrative leave, but he could be the next to be shown the door at Penn State. Erickson said that the school was still talking about McQueary’s fate at Penn State. Erickson said:

“There are complexities to that issue that I am not prepared to go into at this point.”

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