Penn State assistant coach put on administrative leave

(AP) - Penn State assistant coach MikeMcQueary, a key witness in the child sex abuse scandal that hasengulfed the school, has been placed on administrative leave.

School president Rod Erickson announced the move Friday, a dayafter the school said McQueary would not be present when theNittany Lions play Nebraska on Saturday because he had receivedthreats.

McQueary testified in a grand jury investigation that eventuallyled to child sex-abuse charges being filed against former defensivecoordinator Jerry Sandusky. The ensuing scandal brought downlongtime coach Joe Paterno, who was fired by university trusteesamid growing criticism that he should have done more to stop thealleged abuse.

Many in NJ agree with Paterno firing Penn State trustees fire Paterno, university president Sex abuse victims' advocate concerned about Penn State riots

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