Mike McQueary Should Miss More Than This Weekend's Penn State Game

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Mike McQueary's decision to stay away from tomorrow's Penn State vs. Nebraska game is quite possibly the first wise judgment call the assistant coach has made in years. According to a release issued by the school yesterday, McQueary has received "multiple threats" and the university feels it would be in the "best interest of all" if the former quarterback did not attend the game.

Ironic, isn't it? If McQueary was concerned with the "best interest of all" when he found Jerry Sandusky sodomizing a 10-year-old boy in the shower back in 2002, this entire scandal might have been stopped in its tracks.

Instead, Mike McQueary was concerned only with the best interest of Mike McQueary.

That's why McQueary deserves to miss more than one lousy game.

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McQueary deserves to miss the rest of his career, if not a significant portion of his life as a free man.

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It's incomprehensible to me as a mother -- as a human being -- that McQueary could have walked away from what he saw. Okay, he eventually told Sandusky's boss. Nice try, Mike, but I believe that falls under the category of "too little, too late." It's not like McQueary heard a rumor, or thought he saw something strange going on from a great distance. McQueary walked in on a scene so horrifyingly graphic that I literally want to throw up every time I think about it, but that still wasn't enough for him to risk challenging his legendary boss and jeopardizing his own career.

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There's really NO room for debate or negotiation regarding this type of crime. And so McQueary doesn't deserve to negotiate his own future.

The assistant coach should either be banned from football, locked up, or both.

Do you think Mike McQueary should go to jail?

 

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