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Fans question Assistant Coach's presence at Penn State


By: Ninette Sosa

State College, PA -- Penn State Asst. Coach Mike McQueary will not be at Saturday's home game.

Penn State officials say multiple threats have been made against him.

In 2002, the former graduate assistant told head coach Joe Paterno he saw then-assistant coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing a boy.

Some believe college leadership should have done more in response.

The president of Penn State and football coach Joe Paterno have lost their jobs, and some say McQueary should get the ax too.

Penn State student Sam Messa says "I figure if you're going to fire Joe Paterno, you should fire him because he did exactly the same thing Joe Paterno did."

Mark Caroll, another Penn State student, says "I wasn't in his position, but I feel like any normal human being if they see something like that happening, they would react a lot more, with better intent than he did."

Meanwhile, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett urged students to stay calm a day after rioting in the streets over Paterno's firing.

"Please behave and demonstrate your pride for Penn State," Corbett says. "I believe in your right to assemble and your right to express your opinions, I do not believe in your right to violence there is no such thing."

And State Representative Kevin Boyle told CNN's Anderson Cooper he plans to introduce a bill requiring people to report child abuse to police.

"I feel if we had stronger legislation on the books Paterno, who I'm sure was lawyered up from the get-go, would have reported this to the police and hopefully there wouldn't have been as many as a dozen victims in the last decade," Boyle said.

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