Inverarity wrote:Also, what about the moral obligation of the guy who actually witnessed the incident? Did he go to cops or did he drop it after he told Paterno? I can't seem to find any more detail about him.
witnessed and reported an incident to Paterno. According to today's Atlanta Journal-Constitution article time line, he was later (weeks? I can't recall exactly) told by Paterno that Sandusky had his keys to the facilities taken away, and that Second Circle (or whatever it is called) was notified of the act. Fin.
No, McQueary was not made WR coach/Recruiting coordinator immediately thereafter. The PSU wiki page
says McQueary was hired in 2003. He witnessed the incident in the spring of 2002. That isn't to say that there is any shadiness here, but there's a time gap, he had been a GA for awhile, and honestly there are bigger fish to fry. If he was promoted shadily it will get sorted in the end.
Did McQueary have moral obligations? Yes he did. As did JoePa. You might argue he has larger moral obligations given that he witnessed the act, but I don't much care about that. He told someone (the AJC?) that he was never contacted by campus police/authorities on the matter. Did he consider it closed? Hell if know. Should we be asking him? That and more questions besides.
Note again that Sandusky stayed with the charity organization until 2010. Someone there knew about it too. Who? Beats me.