The fallout at Penn State continues.
In addition to Jerry Sandusky, JoePa, Tim Curley, Gary Schultz, Mike McQueary and Graham Spanier, you can add Second Mile charity CEO Jack Raykovitz to the growing cast of characters. Mr. Raykovitz resigned Sunday after 28 years at the helm. So far all the victims were boys in the Second Mile program. Second Mile has retained Philadelphia law firm Archer & Greiner as its counsel.
Mike McQueary, on paid administrative leave, is apparently consulting with the Harrisburg law firm of Strokoff and Cowden, who specialize in employment law. McQueary received death threats and is reportedly in hiding.
McQueary is being handled differently than the others because he is a witness in the case and he also may fall under Pennsylvania’s whistleblower law. The law includes protection for the whistleblower against firing, demotion or punishment. McQueary’s status under this law is still being determined.
How can the cowardly McQueary possibly be proteced under the PA’s whistleblower law. He apparently witnesed a child being molested by an adult and walked away. He did not try to stop it, he did not call 911 and he did not report it to anyone until the next day. He went home to think about it. What is there to think about when such an act is apparently witnessed. This story is going to get a lot worse til all is said and done.