Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary testified at a preliminary hearing for athletic director Tim Curley and administrator Greg Schultz on Friday. His statement remained consistent with his earlier grand jury testimony:
“I told them that I saw Jerry in the showers with a young boy and that what I had seen was extremely sexual and over the lines and it was wrong,” McQueary said. “I would have described that it was extremely sexual and I thought that some kind of intercourse was going on.”
… Curley disputed that conclusion, arguing that McQueary “did not indicate there was something of a sexual nature” between Sandusky and the boy during their meeting, and that he understood the incident as “horsing around.“ At the time, he responded by telling Sandusky he was banned from coming into the building with children from his charity, The Second Mile, but otherwise did not restrict access. University president Graham Spanier signed off on the ban, according to the attorney general, “without any further inquiry.”
Curley didn’t report the incident to the police, he testified Friday, because “I didn’t think it was a crime at the time.” In Curley’s defense, attorney Caroline Roberto argued that McQueary failed to convey the seriousness of what he’d seen to Paterno, that the allegations subsequently came across as “not that serious” to Curley, and that it seemed to amount to a case of “he said, she said.“
Schultz did not testify, but here’s some of his earlier grand jury testimony:
… he said he was under the impression (from his meeting with McQueary) that Sandusky and the boy were wrestling and Sandusky grabbed the boy’s genitals in a “horsing around” type of way. This was consistent with Sandusky’s general demeanor, Schultz said, because “he would grab you on the arm, hit you on the back, grab you and put you in a headlock.”
Oh, good gracious. These two are going to jail for a long, long time.
(On the law school front: In at Berkeley, Georgetown, NYU. Waitlisted at Minnesota—withdrew. So I’m pretty much at the point where I’m in at all the places I expected to be. Rejection’s gonna be a bitch.)