A former Penn State coach testifies that he saw Jerry Sandusky raping a boy in the football locker room.
It was McQueary’s original grand jury testimony, that in February 2001 he inadvertently saw Sandusky raping a 10- or 12-year-old boy in the football locker room showers, that made plain the horror of Sandusky’s alleged serial predation and the dismal failure of Penn State authorities to act to make him stop. McQueary has been attacked for how he reacted on that night, and his version of events has faced harsh scrutiny.
In contrast to two previous witnesses – alleged victims – McQueary’s testimony offered a direct, formal accusation against Sandusky by a football colleague and fellow coach. Which is why defense attorneys attacked his testimony Tuesday.
“You want to play games with words, that’s fine, sir,” McQueary told defense lawyer Karl Rominger, who suggested that the coach never witnessed actual penetration. “The fact is, he had sex with a minor, a boy.”
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