Nov 17, 2012; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions helmet sits on the field prior to the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Former Penn State assistant Mike McQueary claims he was sexually abused

Former Penn State Nittany Lions assistant coach Mike McQueary was at the forefront of the sexual assault investigation against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky that plagued the school a few years ago. It was reported that he not only saw some of the alleged abuse take place, but he also reported it to head coach Joe Paterno.

Now, according to a report from, it seems as if the whole situation hit a bit closer to home for Mcqueary than he would have liked as it states that he told Penn State players back in 2011 that he was once sexually abused as well.


Mike McQueary confided to a dozen Nittany Lions players that he could relate to the helplessness of the young boy he had seen with Sandusky in a campus shower a decade earlier because he was abused as a boy, according to two players who attended the meeting and four others with knowledge of it. McQueary did not tell the players who had abused him or when or how long the abuse had occurred, the sources said.


McQueary’s meeting with Penn State’s receivers was held on Nov. 9, 2011, just three days after prosecutors revealed, in a 23-page presentment, that McQueary had seen Sandusky and a young boy engaged in “anal intercourse” in the Lasch Football Building on campus on Feb. 9, 2001.

At the moment, McQueary has declined to comment on this revelation, according to

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