Only a Coward Sees a Child Being Raped and Does Nothing


Mike McQueary
Mike McQueary
If you saw a child getting raped, what would you do? Mike McQueary had that very decision to make on March 1, 2002. He saw a 10-year-old boy getting raped in a locker room shower by, for all intents and purposes, his boss, Jerry Sandusky. Let me make this clear ... the boy was being sodomized. I hate to force the visual on you, but this is what went down. Mike, who was 28 at the time, walked into what he thought was an empty locker room and heard what he thought was people having sex in the shower. When he looked up, what he saw was very different.

What would you have done?

If you saw a man raping a boy, you would:

a) Leave the room and call your dad for advice.

b) Leave the room and go tell that man's boss.

c) Confront and physically stop what was going on; beat the crap out of the man; scoop the boy up and bring him to safety.

d) Call 911.

McQueary chose to go with choice A and then choice B.

That was the WRONG decision. The more I read about this story, the more infuriated (and nauseated) I become. Who does that? Who just walks away?

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There are so many things coming to light about the Penn State sex abuse scandal that make you question what people were thinking. Was everyone just worried about themselves? Everyone worried about their own promotion within the institution? Everyone so worried about their own legacy (Paterno, in particular) that they just turned the other cheek?

I wonder if McQueary's choice would have been different if it were a football player raping a woman in that shower? What if it were Sandusky raping a woman and she was pleading for him to stop?

Was it because it was "The Great Sandusky" that he walked away?

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McQueary should be OUT. He was 28. He knew better. I am sure he has real regret over walking away that day. But regret won't help that boy and all of the subsequent boys that were possibly harmed. Let me be clear ... it would not have been okay for an 18-year-old McQueary, a freshman at Penn State, to choose to do nothing either, but maybe I would have had more empathy for the fact he ran and called his dad for advice.

Mike McQueary should not be on the sidelines of the Penn State football game this weekend. END. OF. STORY.

Do you think McQueary should be allowed to coach this weekend?


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tuffy... tuffymama

I'd probably grab the nearest potential weapon and whup the bastard.

And it's "for all intents and purposes." Not, "for all intensive purposes."

tuffy... tuffymama

That bastard should be in jail for aiding and abetting, BTW.

hmeg89 hmeg89

I could give 2shitsless about football but for all the heat Joe pa is taking and yet nothing about the man who saw the first hand account and only gave dim details as to what happened. He should be charged. He should be fired.

nonmember avatar JPsMama28

He should have been fired!!! No way he should be on the sidelines on Saturday!

tinyp... tinypossum

He should be in jail. How could he not stop the rape or at least call the police? He is as guilty as the rest of them.

nonmember avatar Finnja

I don't know, really. Maybe, when you see something like that, you freeze from shock? But what happens thn? He would have had the physical strength to intervene... He was a coward for sure and afraid for his career, I guess. Yet, now he has manned up, and doesn't sugar coat, what he saw, as a witness. He could as well have acted like his superiors as a witness now (I thought it was horseplay..., blurred memory) an thus could have spared him and Penn State much misery - kudos for making the inconvenient truth known, though it is pretty late. For what he did 8 years ago, he should be fired. Does his honorable position now make up for his failure in the past? I don't know...

Susie19 Susie19

All these SOBs should be locked up in prison so they can get a taste of their own medicine! I'm sure there will be plenty of people in there that would love to show them what those little kids went through!  This is ridiculous! OMG!!!!! angry


Hell no he shouldn't be on the sidelines.

His ass should be in jail. If that had been my son, I believe my rage would allow me to beat the holy hell out of him.

tinyp... tinypossum

I can find no excuses for this man or any of them who knew and did nothing. What he heard (slapping sounds, OMFG?!?) and saw what he knew was a child being raped by an old man and all he did was tell the coach and then look the other way for years and years?!? How any of these losers can live with themselves is beyond me. There is no way he could have misconstrued what was happening and to ignore it is amoral and criminal. These men have no character or integrity. All this pain and suffering inflicted on innocent children in the name of football. Disgusting.

tinyp... tinypossum

How can his wife stand the sight of him?!?

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