Mike McQueary Was A Grown Man When He Saw the Assault…He should have stopped it

The Penn State story is about death. The death of innocence and the death of a football program. Sure Penn State will keep playing games and probably continue to be a contender, but it will never be the same. When they played over the weekend the decision was made to put Mike McQueary on indefinate adminstrative leave. He is the burly, 28 year old man at the time that witnessed Sandusky brutally attacking the 10 year old boy and he did nothing to stop him. I read the following link on The Daily Beast and some in the close knit community are saying McQueary’s inability to stop him stemmed from the fact that Sandusky was not some “random” guy, he was like family. Really, so if you saw a family member doing this to a child it is accepatable not to intervene. It has been so interesting to watch grown men cry over the lost of a program, the lost of a coach, but the big story here is about lost, but it is the lost of innocence and that has nothing to do with the team or Coach Paterno. Read the link and please not there is profanity in the linked article.
http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2011/11/the-guy-who-actually-saw-it-ctd.html

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  • elogam  On November 15, 2011 at 2:00 am

    When I originally heard about the “graduate assistant” I assumed he was a young grad student and was just in shock about what he unexpectedly saw and wasn’t sure how to deal with it. But as the details were forthcoming I realized this was not the case. This man needs to explain to the satisfaction of someone who’s an adult how he could see this going on and not intervene. Even given the fact that he was probably in awe of Sandusky, a man in his mid-twenties should know this is NOT OK and if he didn’t have the personal courage to intervene, he should have had the forethought to go to the Head Coach directly. He’ll have to explain that for the rest of his life.

  • pwa6786  On November 15, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I think that Mike McQueary is at least as despiccable as Jerry Sandusky because as soon as he saw what he saw he went to “ass covering” mode. It is impossible to know what his father told him but my question is this….Mike what would you have done if it was your ten year old son face to the wall with a grown man pummeling him from behind? Would you have had to call your father and ask for direction? What was your question to your father anyway? Please don’t let it have been, “What do I do? If I tell there goes my chance of being named to the coaching staff.

    Only Mike McQueary and his father know what the conversation was. I pray that when he has a child he can look into his face and say, Daddy will always protect and keep you safe.

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