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Associated Press / November 11, 2011

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State said last night that assistant coach Mike McQueary will not work tomorrow’s game because “multiple threats’’ have been made against him.

The university released a statement saying it would be “in the best interest of all’’ if the receivers coach didn’t attend the Nittany Lions game against Nebraska at Beaver Stadium.

The football program is in turmoil following the firing of longtime coach Joe Paterno, brought down in a scandal involving child sex abuse allegations against a former defensive coordinator.

McQueary testified to a grand jury that in 2002, when he was a graduate assistant, he encountered Jerry Sandusky in the shower at a football facility building with a 10-year-old boy.

He later told Paterno of the incident.

Sandusky was arrested and charged last Saturday. His lawyer maintains his client is innocent.