Gov.: Penn St. assistant failed ‘moral obligation’



HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor says a Penn State football coach who told a grand jury that he saw another coach molest a child did not meet what the governor called “a moral obligation” to intervene.

The coach who testified, Mike McQueary, had said he saw retired Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulting a boy in a shower at a campus football facility almost a decade ago. McQueary had told the grand jury he was distraught and later told head coach Joe Paterno what he saw.

Sandusky has maintained his innocence.

Gov. Tom Corbett said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that the attorney general clearly had decided that the McQueary “met the minimum obligation” of reporting but “did not in my opinion meet a moral obligation.”