Nightly News | November 14, 2011
BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: Now to the developments in that still unfolding child sexual abuse scandal at Penn State University , an awful story. Tonight NBC News has uncovered some videotape of former coach Jerry Sandusky talking about his work with children. More on that in a moment. But first, NBC 's Peter Alexander is at Penn State tonight with today's developments in this case. Peter , good evening.
PETER ALEXANDER reporting: Brian , good evening to you. For the first time tonight we are hearing from Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary . He is the man who told a grand jury that he witnessed former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing a boy in the locker room showers in 2002 . In seclusion and on paid administrative leave, Mike McQueary has not spoken publicly since the Penn State scandal broke. But last week in an email obtained exclusively by NBC News , the former Penn State quarterback told friends and former teammates, "I did the right thing. You guys know me. The truth is not out there fully. I didn't just turn and run. I made sure it stopped. I had to make quick, tough decisions." While he is not facing any charges, McQueary has reportedly now hired an attorney. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett , who as attorney general in 2009 launched the investigation into former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky , said on " Meet the Press " Sunday that McQueary should have done more.
Governor TOM CORBETT: He met the minimum obligation of reporting it up, but did not, in my opinion, meet a moral obligation that all of us would have.
ALEXANDER: Today, news of another resignation. The latest to step down, Dr. Jay Raykovitz , CEO of The Second Mile , the children's charity founded by Sandusky .
Ms. LYNNE ABRAHAM (The Second Mile Board of Trustees Attorney): We don't know at this point whether this organization can be saved.
ALEXANDER: Sandusky is accused of sexually assaulting at least eight boys and is free on bail. His bond set well below what prosecutors asked for by District Judge Leslie Dutchcot , who volunteered at the charity where Sandusky is alleged to have met all his victims. The attorney for one of those alleged victims says he is now preparing a civil lawsuit against the university for its failure to act.
Mr. BEN ANDREOZZI (Alleged Sandusky Victim Attorney): There were actually so many people who had an opportunity to put an end to Mr. Sandusky 's ways and so many different opportunities seem to have gone by the wayside.
ALEXANDER: As legendary coach Joe Paterno 's wife greeted well-wishers at the family's home again today, the Big 10 Conference announced that Paterno 's name will be removed from the league's championship trophy. And Penn State is reportedly paying Sandusky a pension of almost $59,000 a year. Sandusky 's preliminary hearing is scheduled for next month, Brian . He denies the allegations.
WILLIAMS: Peter Alexander at State College , PA , for us tonight. Peter ,