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Penn State Scandal

Giving Mike McQueary a Pass?!

11/10/2011 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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Penn State fires Joe Paterno, but says it's cool for Mike McQueary to coach this weekend? The same McQueary who, according to testimony, witnessed Jerry Sandusky's alleged rape of a young boy.

Matt Hahn -- Rachel Uchitel's husband and a former PSU player -- joined us to rip his alma mater's handling of the scandal. Plus, student body prez TJ Bard tries to explain why some students are on the fence about an issue that's so black and white.

Outrage and frustration -- two things you'll feel after today's episode. We did.

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(3:01) PSU fires Paterno, but not McQueary -- who witnessed a boy being raped ... and then ran away like a coward.
(6:40) Harvey reads the shocking grand jury testimony about what McQueary claims to have witnessed.
(10:25) PSU student body president TJ Bard is on the phone. He says if "anyone has aided in the continued abuse of a child" doesn't belong at the school -- but refuses to say McQueary should be fired.
(12:45) Why won't Bard stand up against McQueary?
(15:00) How can the students honor the victims ... if they let McQueary at the game? 
(17:10) Shocking -- there's no line of communication between the university and Bard.
(23:50) Another student calls in -- and won't take a hard stand on the issue. So frustrating.
(42:40) Matt Hahn -- Rachel Uchitel's husband and former PSU football player -- calls in ... and FINALLY ... someone takes a serious stand against the school.

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76.

Lala    

ANYONE... A N Y O N E... who shows up at that stadium on Saturday for that game KNOWING WHAT IS KNOWN should be ASHAMED of themselves (NEBRASKA INCLUDED)... DO THE RIGHT THING... not what everyone else is doing... DO WHAT IS RIGHT

1076 days ago
77.

rude    

Fired??? He should be cuffed and put in a jail cell, STAT!

1076 days ago
78.

Tom    

It's blind devotion. None of these people are going to say anything bad about a successful and lucrative football program. Same thing with the Catholic church. As long as it's working for you, people won't go against it.

1076 days ago
79.

bruce wayne    

WHAT THIS UNIVERSITY IS DOING BY LETTING THE KEY WITNESS MCQUEARY KEEP HIS JOB & COVERING THIS UP IS A RIDICULOUS OUTRAGE! IF THIS WERE A NEW SCANDAL IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH THEY WOULD CLOSE THEM FOR GOOD
FAX YOUR STATEMENT TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OR EMAIL THEM INFORMATION IS BELOW
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Board of Trustees
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University Park, PA 16802-1571
Office: (814) 865-2521
Fax: (814) 863-4631
Email: bot@psu.edu

1076 days ago
80.

killingtimeontmz    

What is wrong with people? Everyone you interview from Penn State is stammering and uncertain. How can anyone be uncertain? They guy saw a child being raped! This whole story is sickening and the indifference of people is equally sickening. I'm not a sports fan so I don't understand the hero worship involved but child rape doesn't seem like something that anyone should question. He should have gone to the police immediately and the fact that everyone you interview is so wishy washy is disgusting.

1076 days ago
81.

killingtimeontmz    

What is wrong with people? Everyone you interview from Penn State is stamming and uncertain. How can anyone be uncertain? They guy saw a child being raped! This whole story is sickening and the indifference of people is equally sickening. I'm not a sports fan so I don't understand the hero worship but child rape doesn't seem like something that anyone should question. He should have gone to the police immediately and the fact that everyone you interview is so wishy washy is disgusting.

1076 days ago
82.

rude    

Isn't that like being accessory to a crime??? Obstruction of justice?

1076 days ago
83.

Give me a break!    

What is it with the students from Penn State? One isjust as morally dented as the next. The president of the student body is a joke and then the guy from the band still can't muster up any type of outrage, let alone an opinion about this guy that saw the rape, but is outraged and frustrated that the school isn't communicating with them.
He doesn't know how to feel if Mcjerk off shows up in baby blue? There isn't a spine amoung any of them. Where are the SMART college students at PENN State? These two boneheads that called in are just more spin for the school. YOu go to college to learn to think for yourself. This guy Kyle is a tool. Just trying to save the reputation of his school. Just like a woman trying to justify spending $1000 on a pair of ugly designer shoes. Its all about the label and brand

STUDENTS PAY THE BILLS. They need to tell the administration how to handle this.

1076 days ago
84.

Crystalcube3    

I'm from Central Pennsylvania and I am not surprised by the lack of thought of those individuals at Penn State. Unfortunately, it appears that Penn State football is the alpha and omega at this institution. There seems to be a definite fear factor in the couple of students that you have had on your show.

1076 days ago
85.

details    

Maybe this is why those kids from PSU are scared to take a stand http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2060...027/Ray-Gricar-disappeared-2005-tried-bring-sex-abuse-case-Penn-States-Jerry-Sandusky.html

1076 days ago
86.

Bottom Line    

This is purely DISGUSTING! Penn State is going to hide and protect McQueary when the admins did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to protect the children!

1076 days ago
87.

jake    

i think people in college are much more afraid to say something against their university...they fear being kicked out..cause its so hard to get into a school..esp one that was so respected...they speak against the uni, they get kicked out, they can't get a job, after they paid so much to go to that school...

1076 days ago
88.

Justin    

I am a Penn State student and I can answer all of your questions regarding this matter. I've been trying to call for the past 40 mins. Contact me!

1076 days ago
89.

Evelyn    

Clear as water...ANYONE INVOLVED THAT SAW/HEARD OF THE SITUATION NEEDS TO GO....now all these students who say that their lifes are crumbleing around them should step in the victims shoes....This is not very difficult

1076 days ago
90.

soulofanangel    

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PENN STATE was "dirty" 10 years ago....it's "dirty" last week, "dirty" this week, and with MCQUEARY still there..it's "dirty" next week.
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If you have a son or brother even thinking of going to PENN
STATE....steer them to a better destiny!
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