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Penn State Scandal: Mike McQueary Not Part Of Freeh Inquiry, According To Report

Scout partner site FIght On State is reporting that former Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary was not interviewed by The Freeh Investigative Group for their upcoming report on and for Penn State University in the wake of the Sandusky scandal. McQeaury figured prominently in the criminal trial of former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexual molestation of several young boys, specifically as an eyewitness to an incident taking place in a shower at the Penn State football facilities in 2001.

With the results of the probe due to be released Thursday morning, has learned that Mike McQueary — the former Nittany Lions assistant coach who served as a key prosecution witness in the criminal case in which Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts of abuse — has not been interviewed by Freeh's investigators.

A source close to McQueary's family, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said McQueary made multiple offers to speak to the Freeh investigators but they did not follow up.

Speculation has varied as to the focus and impact of the inquiry being led by former F.B.I. Director Louis Freeh. First, concern arose that the inquiry was an attempted smear campaign against the legacy of Joe Paterno, while a Dan Wetzel report at Yahoo alleged the forthcoming report is a broad, wide-ranging inquiry going far beyond the football program and Paterno.

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