Jerry Sandusky Scandal

Threats to keep McQueary from Saturday’s game

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State wide receivers coach Mike McQueary, an eye witness to an alleged sexual assault of a young boy by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky at the football complex in 2002, remains with the team but will not coach in Saturday’s game against Nebraska as a safety precaution.

“Due to multiple threats made against Assistant Coach Mike McQueary, the University has decided it would be in the best interest of all for Assistant Coach McQueary not to be in attendance at Saturday's Nebraska game,” read a statement issued by Penn State on Thursday night.

The Allentown Morning Call, citing a board trustee who spoke on the condition of anonymity, reported Thursday that the board asked interim head coach Tom Bradley to keep McQueary off the field due to concerns for his safety.

Earlier Thursday, Bradley said that he hadn’t had any discussions with interim athletic director Mark Sherburne about removing McQueary from his position.

“That’s a decision that’s up to Mark Sherburne,” he said.

Earlier Thursday, Bradley said he expected McQueary to coach Saturday and that it would be a “game-time decision” whether he was in the press box or on the sideline. He added that if McQueary was in the box, graduate assistant Terrell Golden would fulfill McQueary’s usual sideline duties.

Jeff Rice can be reached at 231-4609.