Coach who 'witnessed Sandusky molest boys in locker room shower' reveals HE was also sexually abused as a child

  • Mike McQueary, then an assistant football coach at Penn State, told players in a November 2011 meeting of his own abuse as a young boy
  • Said he could identify with boy he saw in a locker room shower with Jerry Sandusky in 2001
  • McQueary not believed to have named abuser nor the duration of the abuse
  • Patrick Flanagan, a freshman player in 2011, said ' It was heartbreaking for all of us' to hear McQueary at the 2011 meeting
  • In 2012, Sandusky was convicted on 45 of 48 counts of child sexual abuse -- but found not guilty on all three counts involving the alleged rape of 'Victim 2' from McQueary's testimony

By Daily Mail Reporter

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Mike McQueary, a former assistant football coach at Penn State and witness during Jerry Sandusky's trial, told players in 2011 that was had been sexually abused as a boy, according to a new report from ESPN.

McQueary, in a November 9 2011 closed-door meeting with a dozen Nittany Lions players, said that could identify with the boy he saw in a shower with Sandusky in 2001 because he too was abused as a child, the report says.

The report's sources include two players who were part of the meeting and four others who were aware of it. They told ESPN McQueary did not say who abused him nor the duration of the abuse.

Former Penn State football coach under Joe Paterno, Mike McQueary, waits in line to pay his respect to Joe Paterno in this January 2012 file photo

Former Penn State football coach under Joe Paterno, Mike McQueary, waits in line to pay his respect to Joe Paterno in this January 2012 file photo

Mike McQueary, seen here in this January 2012 file photo, allegedly said in a November 2011 meeting with players that he too had been sexually abused as a boy

Mike McQueary, seen here in this January 2012 file photo, allegedly said in a November 2011 meeting with players that he too had been sexually abused as a boy

The meeting, the report says, was held just days after prosecutors said that McQueary had seen Sandusky and a young boy 'engaged in anal intercourse' in 2001.

Patrick Flanagan, then a redshirt freshman, told ESPN the Magazine that McQueary broke down in tears during the meeting.

 

'He said he had some regret that he didn't stop it,' Flanagan told the magazine.  'We didn't want to see someone we looked up to get emotional. It was heartbreaking for all of us. We weren't sure who to believe. You see an older man crying, someone you looked up to. It's sad.'

McQueary, ESPN notes, is expected to testify against former Penn State president Graham Spanier, former athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president Gary Schultz. They are charged with multiple crimes, including failure to report suspected abuse and conspiracy.

McQueary is expected to testify against the University's former senior vice president for finance and business, Gary Schultz, seen here in this November 2011 file photo

McQueary is expected to testify against the University's former senior vice president for finance and business, Gary Schultz, seen here in this November 2011 file photo

In 2012, Sandusky was convicted on 45 of 48 counts of child sexual abuse -- and was not found guilty on all three counts involving the alleged rape of 'Victim 2' that McQueary said he saw in 2001

In 2012, Sandusky was convicted on 45 of 48 counts of child sexual abuse -- and was not found guilty on all three counts involving the alleged rape of 'Victim 2' that McQueary said he saw in 2001

All three men have said they did not hear from McQueary that Sandusky sexually assaulted a boy in the shower.

In 2012, Sandusky was convicted on 45 of 48 counts of child sexual abuse -- and was not found guilty on all three counts involving the alleged rape of 'Victim 2' that McQueary said he saw.

McQueary is now unemployed, separated from his wife Barbara and lives at his parents' home, the report continues.

McQueary's gambling will likely be brought up at the trial if defense lawyers are allowed to ask about his character, according to ESPN. He allegedly gambled while a student and later used a bookie, according to its sources.

McQueary's father also allegedly paid off his debts worth thousands of dollars.

'It got pretty bad,' one source told the magazine. 'And it just kept snowballing and snowballing. He was very impulsive.'

McQueary has also filed a $4 million lawsuit against Penn State after his contract was not renewed during the summer of 2012. McQueary's complaint says he 'irreparable harm to his ability to earn a living' because of his testimony in the Sandusky case and at a preliminary hearing for Curley and Schultz, ESPN said.

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So someone who was abused as a child doesn't feel the need or the immediate duty to report the same abuse happening to children under his care? That is something else. If I had ignored such abuse, I don't think I would've revealed that I had been abused myself. That just adds to the responsibility he should've felt to report this. What an idiot. Well I don't mean idiot I mean what a coward.

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Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda, famous last words. This is what separates the heroes from the zeroes, and you McQueary, are a zero

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He is beyond lame. You do not report it to an athletic coach. They are in no way the police. You do not report it to the university police. You report to the REAL police, like a responsible person. I cannot understand why people think that athletic coaches and their athletes have any kind of power and authority.

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A cesspool of filth...

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that makes what he saw and ignored!? all the more shocking

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somebody check up on jimmyjfm....

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If true - Then WHY didn't he stand up & report what he saw in the shower immediately ? More lies from Happy Valley.

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He had the power to go to authorities and report what he saw, and by doing so, the abuse would have stopped. He should be ashamed of himself and I doubt anyone is going to feel sorry for him.

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Why

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Wow! Some of the comments here are so disgusting. If it weren't for McQueary the victims would never have seen justice. McQueary DID report the abuse to the head coach it was then up to the coach to report to the college and the college to report to authorities, which they didn't do. So stop whining about Sanduski being wrongly accused and McQueary being a bad guy. I hope he wins his lawsuit.

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Another McCatholic conspiracy!

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More of a reason to have intervened. He's a coward!

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If this is supposed to make me feel bad for him, it isn't working. He just walked away from seeing a terrible crime and a victimized child and never alerted the police. Now he's trying to spin it where he's the victim in order to save his own skin.

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So he has a motive to lie, hmm. This is why I have trouble convicting anybody without any physical proof.

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That kid never came forward. Nobody knows who it was and the talk was as the trail went on, maybe that victim would come forward but he never ever did...how come, millions of $ now being paid out to the "victims'....hey if Jerry did abuse even one boy, lock him up and throw away the key but first be certain of the facts, locking people up on just eyewitness accounts sounds unfair to me....what if a bunch of people said you abused them long ago, what would be your defense ?

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None of this would still be a story if he would have stopped that monster. "He said he had some regret that he didn't stop it" Really ?! Did he really use the word "some" ?? He should go to jail too.

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What if he was mistaken ?? Yeah one would think he would have stop it for sure if in fact he did see it

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And so it goes...

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What if the abused underaged likes it, and wants more? Just asking.

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Its still wrong, just like if somebody asks you to kill them, you still should not, duh

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First of all, it's morally wrong for an adult to engage in sex with a minor and secondly, It's against the law. The minor is not considered old enough to make that decision, but an adult is.

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What if the abused underaged likes it? and wants more? Just asking.

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Sad. What a mess.

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His confession makes his inaction all the more inexcusable. He kept his mouth shut and didn't report the abuse he witnessed to the police. Shame on him forever!

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Makes me believe him even less now

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McQueary, whose Dad was a professor at Penn. St., knows nothing except a privileged inside life in academia paid for with tax dollars.Now that he's been ostracized from college life and must look in the real world for employment he's like a ship abandoned at sea.

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Growing up middle-class is now "privileged"? Many people in America understand the necessity of obtaining college degrees if you want to earn a decent living. Stop the class warfare. It has nothing to do with the sexual abuse of children.

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Yet another casualty of this Penn State debacle. Very sad to hear of this man's troubles.

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Let me tell you when you are sexual abused, its really sucks. You will never forget it. You will ask your self why didn't I stop it or why didn't i tell someone. For me I was afraid, I didn't know what to do. I never told anyone until I hit my late 30s and went to a counselor. I was between 15-17 when it all happened. I wish sexual abuse is talked about more in schools, like a awareness program. It gets better when you talk about it to someone. I pray every kid is protected from these monsters.

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Oh OK, maybe you have a good point

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Unlucky name red!

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I wish he had had the strength to stop the abuse he witnessed. It might have been very cathartic in light of these revelations.

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Nice try Ginge! You share the guilt.

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Shooting the messenger?

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