PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Allegations of child sexual abuse continue to rock Penn State University.

Earlier this week, the university’s Board of Trustees dismissed Joe Paterno, the university’s long-time, legendary head football coach. Also out is Graham Spanier, the former president of the university.

According to the latest exclusive KDKA-TV News Poll conducted by Survey USA, 46 percent say Paterno is a scape-goat, but 44 percent say he participated in a cover-up of criminal behavior.

Which of these statements do you agree with more:
Joe Paterno is a scapegoat, Or, Joe Paterno participated in the cover-up of criminal activity?

Margin of Error: +/-3.7%
Scapegoat: 46%
Participated In Cover-up: 44%
Not Sure: 10%

Meanwhile, 65 percent say Mike McQueary, the receivers coach who allegedly witnessed retired PSU defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulting a young boy in a shower in 2002, should not be allowed on the sidelines for this weekend’s football game (a decision that was made by University officials after the field period for this survey).

Should assistant Coach Mike McQueary be allowed on the sidelines for this Saturday’s football game?
Margin of Error: +/-3.6%
Yes: 21%
No: 65%
Not Sure: 14%

In a statement on the university’s official athletics website Thursday evening, Penn State said McQueary will not be at Saturday’s game against Nebraska. It is the last home game of the season.

Click here for the complete poll results.


PHOTO GALLERY: Chaos On Campus After PSU Fires JoePa
VIDEO: Interim Coach Tom Bradley (11/10)
VIDEO: Joe Paterno Speaks After Firing (11/9)
VIDEO: Board of Trustees News Conference (11/9)
VIDEO: Watch The Attorney General’s News Conference (11/7)
STORY: Poll: Should PSU’s Spanier, Paterno Resign?

WARNING Contains Graphic Material: Read The Entire Grand Jury Presentment
AG, PSP Commissioner Statements: Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
LINK: Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office
LINK: Penn State Nittany Lions

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