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Penn State Girl Out of Love With Paterno: Margaret Carlson

Nov. 16 (Bloomberg) -- On Sept. 11 I watched as so many good people put their lives in peril to save others, and I wondered whether I would have had the courage to do the same. I doubt it. But there were no burning towers at Penn State. Doing the right thing to protect a small boy would have taken very little.

Yet, according to a 23-page grand jury report, no one did - - certainly not Mike McQueary, who told the grand jury that when he was a graduate assistant back in 2002 he had witnessed former Penn State defensive coach Jerry Sandusky sodomizing a boy in a shower. McQueary, a strapping former football player, lacked the guts to stop the alleged rape in progress. But why was he incapable of picking up the phone and dialing 911? (In an email attributed to McQueary and leaked, he said he did indeed stop the abuse, although it’s unclear how. “I did stop it,” the email reads, “not physically ... but made sure it was stopped when I left that locker room.”)