Mike McQueary will finally break his silence and speak publicly for the first time to CBS Evening News. The Penn State assistant football coach has come under fire for his reported lack of action in an alleged 2002 rape of a boy by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
McQueary said in an email to a former classmate that he stopped the assault in an athletic facility shower and discussed the matter it with police.
In the email obtained by ESPN McQueary wrote:
“I did the right thing … you guys know me … the truth is not out there fully … I didn’t just turn and run … I made sure it stopped … I had to make quick tough decisions…”
The boy in the shower is one of eight that Sandusky is accused of having molested over a 15 year period.
Sandusky was indicted by a grand jury on 40 criminal counts of sexual assault ranging from statutory rape to inappropriate touching.
Sandusky has denied all charges and was released on $100,000 bail. He is to appear in court next month for a preliminary hearing.