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Coach may have whistle-blower status

McQueary's position at time of alleged incident may protect his job with Penn State

Updated: November 11, 2011, 4:41 PM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- One of the puzzling questions in the ever-evolving Penn State sexual abuse scandal is why trustees removed Joe Paterno as head coach late Wednesday but, for the time being, assistant coach Mike McQueary is still employed.

Penn State officials announced late Thursday that McQueary would not be at Saturday's game against Nebraska because of "multiple threats" made against him. On Friday, he was placed on administrative leave.

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