Rumors McQueary in protective custody untrue, father says

Posted on November 11, 2011 

John McQueary, father of Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary, denied his son was in protective custody Friday evening.

The Patriot News (Harrisburg) and other news outlets cited anonymous "team sources" as having heard McQueary on a phone call with members of the football team saying he has been put in protective custody outside of the State College area.

John McQueary said that was "Not true."

"I have heard from him recently and he is not under protective custody," he said.

McQueary will not coach during Saturday's game against Nebraska due to threats he's received following the release of a grand jury report in which he appears as having witnessed an act of sexual abuse against a young boy and failed to report it to authorities.

John McQueary confirmed his son has been receiving threats.

"There were a number that came into the university in the last few days," he said.


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