Report: Mike McQueary Email To Friend Claims He Stopped Alleged Sandusky Assault

Earlier today, Mediaite founder Dan Abrams took the unenviable position of defending Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary, the man who initially reported to his superiors that Jerry Sandusky was sexually abusing young boys on the Penn State grounds. McQueary has been vilified by people from every corner, and had to take administrative leave because of death threats and violent messages sent his way.

On Tuesday afternoon, a friend of McQueary’s released an email to the AP’s Genaro C. Armas from Nov. 8, where McQueary said that he had stopped an alleged assault by Sandusky and gone to police about it in 2002. He also was facing intense pressure for his actions:

“I am getting hammered for handling this the right way … or what I thought at the time was right,” he says. “I had to make tough impacting quick decisions.”

Frustratingly vague, yes? But as the saga unfolds, we’ll likely get more emails released by the mystery friend, possibly shedding more light into how the reporting of the accusations actually played out, as well as what roles men like Joe Paterno and McQueary actually had. For now, though, all we can do is gobble up more piecemeal leaks, and try to put together the enigmatic puzzle that is Mike McQueary.

(Image credit: AP Photo/Tony Ding)

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