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Penn State Scandal: Board Of Trustees Asks Mike McQueary To Stay Away From Sidelines Saturday

Penn State quarterbacks coach Mike McQueary will remain in his current position for the Nittany Lions' final home game against Nebraska on Saturday, but the university's board of trustees has asked that he not coach from the sidelines, according to a Thursday report from the Allentown Morning Call.

McQueary was a graduate assistant with the football program in 2002 when he witnessed then-defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulting a young boy, according to the findings of a Grand Jury presentment released this past Saturday. Though McQueary reportedly told former head coach Joe Paterno that he had seen Sandusky "fondling or doing something of a sexual nature to a young boy," many are criticizing McQueary for not following up on the allegations or contacting the police himself, allowing Sandusky to hurt other boys in the years to come.

Penn State's interim head football coach, Tom Bradley, said at a press conference Thursday that it would be a "game-time decision" whether McQueary would coach from the sidelines. He also said that the decision of whether the school will retain McQueary is up to interim athletic director Mark Sherburne. Clay Travis, a sports writer who also holds a law degree from Vanderbilt University, speculates that Penn State has no choice but to keep McQueary since he might have grounds for a lawsuit if he were to be fired.