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Not a good week for Mike McQueary

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by LongTimeListener, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    ESPN Mag's Don Van Natta Jr. writes a 7,000-word profile on the Penn State "whistleblower" (headline word).


    McQueary didn't talk. But Van Natta found out about a team meeting in November 2011 in which he told the team he had been sexually abused growing up. This led to some questions about whether Van Natta crossed a line, Caleb Hannan style.


    Story also discusses how, during the time he was Penn State's starting quarterback, McQueary had a serious gambling problem that left him thousands of dollars in debt, a debt that his father eventually settled. But this led to a gambling website finding a 1995 game in which Penn State, favored by 20 points and leading Rutgers by 18 with a minute left, threw a very un-Paterno-like touchdown pass on play-action from the 42-yard line. This was just after McQueary entered the game, and it led to harsh words between Paterno and the Rutgers coach.


    It must be a whiteout in that snow globe today.
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    LOL to The Big Lead wondering if someone's got ethical issues.

    BLOGS!!! USA TODAY!!!!!
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    “We recognize the extremely sensitive nature of this topic and had extensive discussions about our approach in advance of publishing. Ultimately, Mike McQueary’s revelation to a number of people is a relevant piece of information in a thoroughly-reported story. Mike McQueary was aware that we had been told the details of his revelation. Given that he is a central figure in the upcoming trial of Penn State officials and his own whistleblower lawsuit, a big focus is on what he saw, what he said and who he said it to. As a result, we carefully considered that if he was a victim of sexual abuse, that may have affected how he processed what he saw and what his reaction and statements were in the aftermath.”
  4. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    I'm not even sure what the most hilarious part of the 1995 Penn State-Rutgers video is.

    McQ throwing a TD to try and save his ass.

    Paterno and the Rutgers coach snapping at each other. JoePa could have just said, "Look, I have no idea what's going on. I'm just a figurehead. Talk to my son."

    Some scrub for Rutgers with the last name "Mike-Mayer" in the post-game handshakes. The son of one of my 1978 Topps cards, I assume.
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    The big question: Nick or Steve?
  6. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Pretty sure it was Nick.

    Didn't even know there was a Steve.
  7. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    As for McQueary, I'm not disputing his story. I'm just puzzled why he (or anyone) decides to bring it up decades later.
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