Originally Posted by delicioso
Just because he was 28 does not mean that he was mature enough to handle what happened. Calling his father, shows immaturity, yet I do think that he tried to do the right thing, as opposed to some above him who had a lot more power.
Those persons above him did not have the opportunity to stop the rape right there on the spot, have Sandusky hauled away in handcuffs, and get that poor child the medical attention that he needed. And I can assure you, he did need medical attention.
Consider McQueary's own sworn testimony for a moment, and I know it's difficult, but just think about this.
What sort of intensity of sex are you having when you are making loud 'rhythmic slapping' noises that can be heard from across a large locker room and above the noise of the showers? This isn't a kid who was being touched inappropriately, which is heinous enough. This is a little boy who was pushed up against a shower wall having his ass ripped apart with force by a hulking 58 year-old man.
I'm sorry to be so graphic but I just can't seem to get the terrible image out of my mind of what that boy went through. Yes, this is personal for me, but that doesn't make my point of view any less valid.
Who can walk away from that scene without calling the police immediately? And then proceed to participate in covering it up for the next nine years? How can someone go on to attend charity events with Sandusky, knowing what you witnessed with your own eyes, and then watch him bring more little boys onto campus, knowing what is most likely going on with them also?
Of all the players in this tragedy, only one had the ability to put an end to it right then and there. If not that very evening, at least in the days that followed. I understand that he may have been traumatized by what he saw that night, but ultimately he chose to let it slide. If not for being subpoenaed for his testimony, he would still to this day be silent about the rape he witnessed.
And that's why I simply will not excuse McQueary's behavior.