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8:35 PM, Nov 15, 2011   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX/USA Today) -- The Allentown Morning Call is reporting that in an e-mail to a former classmate, Penn State football assistant coach Mike McQueary said he had stopped an alleged rape of a 10-year-old boy by Jerry Sandusky in an athletic facility shower in 2002 and discussed it with police.

Update at 7:32 p.m. ET: USA TODAY's Tom O'Toole has gathered a little reaction from Penn State students to McQueary's CBS interview.

"I thought there was going to be a lot more to it. There were a lot of rumors going around that McQueary broke up what happened," said Ashley Losh, a senior from Gettysburg, Pa. "I read the grand jury report, so you knew he would be upset. I was just hoping to find out something more."

Timothy Chaing, a freshman from State College, commented: "He saw what happened but he obviously didn't have much to say. Perhaps he can't speak at this time. But I expected to learn more than I did."

Freshman Aaron Sauer, from Cherry Hill, N.J., said: "I thought he might have shed more light on it. Obviously, he didn't. Seems like everyone's really confused at this point. We don't even know what he did or didn't know because of conflicting statements."

Update at 7:11 p.m. ET: In an on-camera interview with CBS News on his front porch, McQueary didn't have much to say.

"This process has to play out. I just don't have anything else to say," he told chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian.

He did add that his emotions are "All over the place, just kind of shaken. ... Crazy. ... Like a snow globe."

Here's what Keteyian said McQueary told him off camera:

"He's very rattled by this whole experience. Off-camera he was telling me how concerned he was about his personal life, his personal safety, and the future in coaching. Because obviously he's caught in a very difficult situation here. I think the word shattered, or shaken really operates here, because Mike is just in a state where he doesn't really know, it appears which way to turn."

Update at 6:08 p.m. ET: The Associated Press reports that it has seen a copy of the Nov. 8 e-mail from McQueary's Penn State account, which a friend provided.

AP says it has e-mailed McQueary for comment.

Update at 5:57 p.m. ET: Assistant coach Mike McQueary will appear tonight on the CBS Evening News to talk about the sexual-assault investigation of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

Original post: The Allentown Morning Call is reporting that in an e-mail to a former classmate, Penn State football assistant coach Mike McQueary said he had stopped an alleged rape of a boy by Jerry Sandusky in an athletic facility shower in 2002 and discussed it with police.

McQueary, who was placed on administrative leave last week, said in the e-mail he "did have discussions with police and with the official at the university in charge of police." McQueary also wrote that he "is getting hammered for handling this the right way or what I thought at the time was right."

"I had to make tough impacting quick decisions," McQueary wrote.

He has been criticized for reportedly not going directly to police to report the alleged assault.


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