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New President Rod Erickson Places Mike McQueary On Administrative Leave

The fallout from the sex abuse scandal that’s rocked the Penn State campus this week continues on Friday. Joe Paterno is out, president Graham Spanier is out, and now according to reports, assistant coach Mike McQueary has been placed on administrative leave by newly appointed president Rod Erickson.

There had been grumblings about allowing McQueary to remain on as an assistant coach for the Nittany Lions due to him being a key witness in the sex abuse crimes brought against the embattled Jerry Sandusky. The decision to put McQueary on administrative leave is not entirely surprising though following the university’s decision to not allow him to coach this Saturday in PSU’s game against Nebraska:

Due to multiple threats made against Assistant Coach Mike McQueary, the University has decided it would be in the best interest of all for Assistant Coach McQueary not to be in attendance at Saturday’s Nebraska game.

Whether McQueary is gone for good remains to be seen, but it appears as if that will be the case as the university continues to clean up the mess created by the horrific scandal.

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