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Jerry Sandusky Investigation: Message Board Posting Led Police To Mike McQueary

There’s a long New York Times report about the Jerry Sandusky investigation on Thursday. The big new detail it reveals is that a message board posting may have led investigators to Mike McQueary, who reports that as a Penn State graduate assistant in 2002, he saw Sandusky raping a boy of about 10 years old.

Working off the brief mention on an Internet forum where people chatted about Penn State athletics, according to the two people with knowledge of the case, investigators narrowed their list of coaches likely to have seen something to Mike McQueary, then an assistant coach and the football program’s recruiting coordinator …

There, one day a little over a year ago, McQueary unburdened himself, the two people said. He needed little prompting.

Message boards about college sports are often cesspools for rumors of all kinds, so maybe it’s unsurprising that the detail about McQueary came from there. What perhaps is surprising is that the rumor turned out to be true.

Be sure to check out the rest of the report – it’s a good read.

For more on the Penn State scandal, check out the rest of this storystream.

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