Report: Penn State Whistleblower Mike McQueary Was Abused As A Boy

ESPN The Magazine has a big profile on Mike McQueary, the former Penn State assistant coach who testified to seeing Jerry Sandusky sexually assault a young boy in the shower in 2001. The biggest revelation to come out of the story is that McQueary himself was sexually assaulted as a child, and told a few members of the 2011 Penn State football team that his own experience helped him relate to Sandusky's victims.

From ESPN:

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 receivers was held on Nov. 9, 2011, just 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 a decade earlier.

You can read the whole profile here, which includes only one direct quote from McQueary himself, concerning Joe Paterno:

"I love that man more than you can ever possibly say. He's an unbelievable man. He did unbelievable things. He handled this thing in the best way he could. Was it foolproof or perfect? No. But I didn't handle this in a foolproof or perfect way either. I am loyal to him to this day. I absolutely love him."

[ESPN]