Mike McQueary Will Have to Publicly Live with His Cowardice: A Fan’s Perspective
By Pete Lieber, Yahoo! Contributor Network
Nov 9, 1:43 pm EST
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When the common citizen conjures up images of a “grad assistant,” they may picture a frail, nerdy, insecure college graduate living in libraries because their sociability is at its apex amongst books. That is not the case here. Mike McQueary is a tall and brooding red head, standing well above six feet and carrying 200-plus burly football player pounds. He was a quarterback at State College High School and Penn State. He is said to have been a vocal leader on the field in Happy Valley and a brilliant persuader of young men when recruting in a living room.
He is said to be a “leader.” What a frighteningly sad reality it is when a community as large as Penn State’s can so horrendously mischaracterize someone who’s stature on the sidelines of every Penn State game is as evident as Joe Pa himself. A leader sternly and angrily screams into that shower to stop. A leader grabs the closest towel or blanket and scoops that boy up, running at break neck speed to the closest area hospital while feverishly dialing 911 on their cell phone. A leader might take a moment to knock out Jerry Sandusky with repeated blows so when the police arrive on scene, he’ll still be there, right at the scene of the crime. A leader stands up. Leaders don’t cower. Leaders don’t run to daddy to ask for advice. Yeah, let’s mull it over in front of the family fire place over cocoa while a ten year old endures a life-changing, earth-shattering assault. Lets look out for my own rear end by, in essence, protecting someone who in 2002, didn’t even work there anymore.
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Wish I could have said it that way. Or that well.
One has to wonder what any parent, who’s been sold by this cad, feels. Maybe to take a shower. But that has it’s own risks if any Penn Stater is around.
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