McQueary’s Comments On Sex Abuse Scandal May Hurt His Credibility
Posted On Behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on May 16, 2012 in General
The scandal at Penn State regarding a football coach’s alleged sexual indiscretions with young boys has received nationwide media exposure. But more interesting to many are the stories of other coaches who did little to stop the abuse they knew was happening.
In one such case, Assistant Coach Mike McQueary argued his innocence with a friend through an email. WHPTV Channel 21 News reports that McQueary testified to a grand jury that when he walked in on Sandusky raping a boy in the locker room shower at the school in 2002, he did not go to police, but instead told his supervisor, Joe Paterno.
Now, in the email obtained by media sources, McQueary has responded to the allegations to a friend by saying, “I did stop it, not physically, but I made sure it was stopped when I left that locker room.” These statements may have been a mistake according to Attorney Scott Cooper with Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers.
Cooper explains that the statements may hurt McQueary’s credibility in court and could hurt his overall case. “There were other incidents that happened after 2002–he’s now potentially exposed himself to more civil liability than he thought,” Cooper said.
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