Thursday, November 10, 2011

More on the Penn State Scandal

What is puzzling me right now is why Mike McQueary, the then-graduate assistant and now assistant coach who walked in on Sandusky raping a child in 2002, is being held blameless? While the others involved in the cover-up, including Joe Paterno, have been fired or resigned, McQueary is still employed and will be on the sidelines this Saturday at PSU's game against Nebraska.

Keep in mind, this is a man who, witnessing another grown man having forcible anal sex with a boy of around ten years old, did not intervene to stop the rape, did not call the police, but instead slunk away to his office, called his father, and then waited until the next day to tell coach Paterno.

Like everybody involved in the chain of command at Penn State, like Paterno himself, McQueary was clearly more concerned about the reputation of Paterno and Penn State's football program, than about the welfare of the children being raped by Jerry Sandusky.

Here is an outstanding editorial in Al Jezeera about Penn State, college football, and the role that big money plays in twisting the priorities of college sports programs.

1 comment:

  1. I see that since I wrote this, McQueary has been placed on administrative leave and will not be at the game today.