Joe Paterno was fired as Penn State’s football coach this week. The school’s president, Graham Spanier, was also fired. Athletic director Tim Curley was placed on administrative leave. Former Vice President of Business and Finance, Gary Schultz, stepped down. That took care of mostly all the important figures involved in the Jerry Sandusky investigation which appears to have involved a cover-up.
The one person who curiously remained employed was Mike McQueary, who was said to have witnessed an anal rape by Sandusky in 2002. According to a report, he informed the Penn State wide receivers Friday that he’s no longer their coach.
The Patriot-News says McQueary spoke with his wide receivers during a conference call Friday and told them he was hiding in protective custody, and that he was done as the team’s receivers coach. He reportedly told them he’s not in State College anymore, and that he’d double-fisting drinks (drinking alocholic drinks two at a time).
It’s no surprise McQueary’s drinking heavily — few people are in a more difficult position than him right now. He’s one of the most important witnesses in the case.
UPDATE: The Patriot-News’ story has been updated. They say McQueary’s “protective custody” comment was a bad joke that the players took seriously. The double-fisting drinks comment was also removed from the story.
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