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McQueary on CBS: Emotions 'All over the Place'

on November 15, 2011 6:59 PM

UPDATED @ 6:59 p.m. Nov. 15: Mike McQueary's emotions are "all over the place" as he feels "just kind of shaken," the assistant football coach told CBS News on Tuesday.

In a brief conversation with correspondent Armen Keteyian, McQueary indicated he could say little as a legal process unfolds. But he did indicate that life, for him, right now is like being inside "a snow globe."

The conversation appeared on "CBS Evening News."

McQueary, an assistant coach in Penn State's football program, is on paid administrative leave. While is not charged with any crimes, he is mentioned in a grand-jury report released earlier this month.

The report outlines a series of child-sexual-abuse allegations against former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. According to the document, McQueary has said he witnessed Sandusky commit a sexual assault against a young boy in March 2002.

To report the incident, McQueary went to his father and to then-Coach Joe Paterno, according to the grand-jury document. Critics have assailed McQueary for not having gone directly to the police.

But in recent correspondence, McQueary has indicated that he did discuss the incident with police, according to a Morning Call report. McQueary has also noted that he stopped the assault, the Morning Call report says.

Earlier coverage is posted below.

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Earlier report, posted @ 4:49 p.m. Nov. 15:

Penn State football assistant coach Mike McQueary, on paid administrative leave, will appear Tuesday evening on "CBS Evening News," CBS announced via Twitter.

Network investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian spoke exclusively with McQueary on Tuesday, according to CBS.

The interview comes after NBC aired Monday night a separate interview with former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

"NBC Nightly News" is expected to feature the Sandusky interview again on its Tuesday broadcast.

McQueary has come under public criticism since the release this month of a grand-jury report. The report, alleging a pattern of child sexual abuse by Sandusky, indicates that McQueary saw Sandusky sexually assaulting a young boy in 2002.

According to the grand-jury document, McQueary, a graduate assistant at the time, did not immediately tell police, but did tell then-Coach Joe Paterno the next day.

In more recent correspondence, McQueary has indicated that he also "made sure (the alleged assault) stopped," according to published reports.

Under state law, witnesses to such incidents in educational institutions are required to inform their supervisors. No law requires that such witnesses directly tell police, but no law prevents them from doing so, either.

Both "CBS Evening News" and "NBC Nightly News" air at 6:30 p.m. in the State College area. Locally, the CBS broadcast can be seen on WTAJ (Channel 10); the NBC broadcast, on WJAC (Channel 6).

All earlier and related coverage on StateCollege.com is available via the page linked below.

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