Originally written on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 12/16/11

ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 1: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions leaves the field following the 2010 Capital One Bowl against the LSU Tigers at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium on January 1, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. Penn State won 19-17. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
During Mike McQueary's testimony Friday, at a preliminary hearing for two former Penn State officials accused of covering up sex abuse allegations, he said he went to Joe Paterno's home the day after the the alleged incident and said that what he had seen " was way over the lines, it was extremely sexual in nature."

Paterno, along with the defendants, Gary Shultz and Tim Curley have been criticized for never going to police about the 2002 charges.

The defense noted that McQueary admitted changing his description  of the shower encounter with a boy when speaking with Paterno— enough so that the coach didn't believe a crime had occurred but Shultz's attorney Tom Farrell took a shot at the head coach for not taking more action.

"Frankly folks, I'm an Italian from Brooklyn, and he may not have called the police but he might have done what I would have done," Farrell said at a press conference.  "Which is get the boys in the car with a few baseball bats and crowbars and take it to the fellow."


None of the three men testified—Paterno is bedridden with a broken hip— but District Judge William C. Wenner read their grand jury testimony from January.

Paterno told the grand jury that McQueary said he saw Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant coach, doing something of a sexual nature with a youngster but that he didn't press for details.

Paterno told McQueary he would talk to others about what he'd reported.

Farrell may talk like some mook from Bensonhurst, but his name doesn't even sound Italian—and it doesn't end in a vowel.
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