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Did Mike McQueary Just Ruin the Sandusky Trial?

McQueary, who told a grand jury he witnessed Sandusky raping a boy, has — from the looks of it — changed his story in an e-mail to former teammates. Via the New York Post:

Mike McQueary, under a barrage of criticism for not doing enough to prevent Jerry Sandusky allegedly raping a boy in a locker room shower in 2002, claims he did stop the former Penn State defensive coordinator and then contacted police.

His claims, which appeared in an email to a former classmate obtained by the Associated Press on Tuesday, contradict a grand jury report that states a graduate assistant — later identified as McQueary — witnessed the abuse then left to ask his father for advice.

The report adds it was not until the next day that he told Penn State coach Joe Paterno about what he saw.

In the email, McQueary wrote, “I did stop it, not physically, but made sure it was stopped when I left that locker room.

“No one can imagine my thoughts or wants to be in my shoes for those 30-45 seconds,” he added. “Trust me.”

McQueary also wrote he “did have discussions with police and with the official at the university in charge of police” following the alleged incident and added that it was unfair he was “getting hammered for handling this the right way or what I thought at the time was right.”

The email builds on reports late Monday that McQueary had said he made sure the abuse ceased.

The email also contradicts McQueary’s testimony in a grand jury report in two ways. First, the report never says that he went to the police. Secondly, it specifically says that he left the shower area “immediately, distraught.”

If McQueary went to the police, won’t there be a record of it? And what, he “forgot” he went to the police when he told his story to the grand jury?

Later on, McQueary described his emotions as a “snow globe” to CBS News.

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