STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Penn State officials said Thursday assistant football Coach Mike McQueary would not attend Saturday's game against Nebraska because of death threats.
McQueary has told a grand jury that as a 28-year-old graduate assistant coach in 2002 he witnessed former assistant Coach Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulting a young boy in a shower at the school.
That revelation was the first step leading to Sandusky being indicted on 40 counts of sexual crimes.
Coach Joe Paterno was fired Wednesday in the wake of that scandal, as was school president Graham Spanier. A Penn State vice president and the school's athletic director have been indicted for allegedly lying to the grand jury.
"Due to multiple threats made against McQueary, the university has decided it would be in the best interest of all for McQueary not to be in attendance at Saturday's Nebraska game," a statement released by the school's public relations office said.
The Allentown Morning Call reported Thursday that the Penn State board of trustees does not plan to dismiss McQueary.