Penn State Scandal: Mike McQueary Reportedly Emails Friends His Side Of Story (VIDEO)

11/14/2011 11:05 pm ET | Updated Nov 15, 2011
  • The Huffington Post

Among the key witnesses in the sexual abuse case against former Penn State defensive coach Jerry Sandusky is Mike McQueary.

While a graduate assistant in 2002, McQueary allegedly witnessed Sandusky sexually abuse a young boy in a locker room shower. According to the grand jury report, "The graduate assistant was shocked but noticed that Victim 2 and Sandusky saw him. The graduate assistant left immediately, distraught."

According to the grand jury report, McQueary told head football coach Joe Paterno the following morning of the alleged incident. But the notion that McQueary -- a former Penn State quarterback who was the wide receivers coach at the start of this season -- did not intervene to stop the alleged rape of child has led for many to call for his firing. Penn State has not dismissed McQueary but did place him on administrative leave before the Nittany Lions' game against Nebraska on Saturday. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett stated his belief that McQueary failed his "moral obligation."

According to NBC's Peter Alexander, McQueary is now contacting friends and former teammates to tell his side of the story.