In an e-mail obtained by two Pennsylvania newspapers, Mike McQueary told a former classmate that he had stopped an assault in 2002 and reported it to the authorities. Earlier tonight, McQueary gave an exclusive interview to CBS where he didn’t say much except that he was shaken like a snow globe. Back to the e-mail! Via Morning Call:
McQueary wrote that he “did have discussions with police and with the official at the university in charge of police” following the alleged incident between Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant coach, and a boy. McQueary also wrote that he “is getting hammered for handling this the right way or what I thought at the time was right.”
From The Patriot-News:
In the new email, McQueary writes that he made sure to stop the attack before leaving the locker room, telling his father and going to bed. The next day McQueary told Joe Paterno, according to testimony, and then explained what he’d seen to two Penn State officials.
In the email, McQueary states that he also told Penn State University police about what he saw that night.
McQueary, you might remember, was kept from coaching last Saturday’s game following death threats. If what he says is true, then maybe he’s the one redeemable person in this whole mess. However, I doubt Paterno and the Penn State police are going to help McQueary.