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McQueary Story Changes, Paterno Injured, Patriot-News Reports

Dec. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Mike McQueary’s initial account of an alleged attack by Jerry Sandusky on a boy in the showers at Penn State University’s athletic department nine years ago differed from what he told a grand jury, the Patriot-News said.

Jonathan Dranov, a doctor and family friend, was present the night McQueary told his father about the incident he said he witnessed, the newspaper said.

According to an unidentified person with knowledge of Dranov’s testimony to a grand jury, McQueary, a Penn State football assistant coach, said he heard “sex sounds” and the shower running. A young boy stuck his head out of the stall before an adult arm reached around his waist and pulled him back out of view. Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant coach, emerged from the shower seconds later.

Dranov told grand jurors he asked McQueary three times if he saw anything sexual, and three times McQueary said no, the Patriot-News said. Because of that response, Dranov told McQueary he should talk to his boss, then-head football coach Joe Paterno, rather than police.

In a 2010 hand-written statement to investigators and in the 23-page initial grand jury presentment, McQueary said he saw Sandusky assaulting the boy, who stood with his hands against a shower wall, the newspaper said. McQueary said the pair turned and looked at him before he left, the Patriot-News reported.

Separately, the Associated Press reported that Paterno was admitted to a hospital yesterday after he broke his pelvis in a fall at his home.

Paterno, who will be 85 in 10 days, won’t require surgery, the report said, citing an unidentified person close to the family. Paterno, who is having chemotherapy and radiation for lung cancer, broke his pelvic bone in August, AP said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Dex McLuskey in Dallas at dmcluskey@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net.

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