STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (KDKA) — Interim Penn State University President and Athletic Director Rodney Erickson says Mike McQueary has been placed on paid administrative leave.
The decision was made by Erickson. McQueary was notified this afternoon.
“It became clear coach McQueary couldn’t function in this role under these circumstances,” Erickson said.
The university made the announcement late Thursday that McQueary would not be coaching or attending Saturday’s game against Nebraska at Beaver Stadium.
McQueary is the latest employee to be affected by the fallout from the child sex abuse scandal involving former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.
On Wednesday, the university’s board of trustees fired longtime head football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier.
Athletic Director Tim Curley and Gary Shultz, a top administrator, stepped down amid perjury charges.
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VIDEO: Board of Trustees News Conference (11/9)
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