Wednesday, August 8

McQueary & More Evidence of Corbett's Vendetta

Mike McQueary's November 2010 police interview was not in an attempt to find more victims to prosecute Jerry Sandusky.  It was about getting evidence to implicate Graham Spanier.

Ray Blehar
Aug. 8, 2018, 10:26 PM EDT, Updated Aug. 9, 2018, 9:50 AM EDT

Mike McQueary's various versions of the 2001 incident have been examined and re-examined many times over, however, there is one aspect of his story that hasn't received much attention. That overlooked piece of the story critically important to understanding that the Jerry Sandusky investigation was primarily utilized by former Attorney General (AG) /Governor Tom Corbett to carry out a vendetta against former Penn State University (PSU) President Graham Spanier.

To be clear, the investigation and prosecution of Sandusky became "real" only when it became a  prerequisite for taking down Spanier.

McQueary was initially contacted by Agent Anthony Sassano of the Office of Attorney General (OAG)  and Trooper Scott Rossman of the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) on November 10, 2010 --
McQueary deferred speaking with them until he could meet with his attorney, Timothy Fleming.   On November 22nd, Sassano and Rossman met with McQueary in Fleming's office, where McQueary gave his initial version of events.

According to Sassano's investigation report, McQueary gave a rather extensive account of what he observed in the locker room.  In particular, he stated that the boy he observed was between 8 and 13 years old and was about five feet high.  Sassano asked if the boy might have been 16 years old and McQueary said definitely not.  McQueary also related that he looked directly at Sandusky and the boy and that the boy had a surprised look on his face.

McQueary Backpedals

The very next day, McQueary submitted a hand written statement to the police that shows he realized he overplayed his hand (i.e., overly embellished what he saw) when giving his original story to investigators.