"Multiple Threats" Will Keep McQueary Away From Game

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State says assistant coach Mike

McQueary won't coach the Nittany Lions on Saturday because

"multiple threats" have been made against him.

The university released a statement Thursday night saying it

would be "in the best interest of all" if the receivers coach

didn't attend the game against Nebraska at Beaver Stadium.

The football program is in turmoil following the firing of

longtime coach Joe Paterno, brought down in a scandal involving

child sex-abuse allegations against former defensive coordinator

Jerry Sandusky.

McQueary testified to a grand jury that he encountered Sandusky

in the Penn State showers with a 10-year-old boy in 2002. He later

told Paterno of the incident.

Sandusky was arrested and charged last Saturday. His lawyer

maintains his client is innocent.

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