University Park, Pennsylvania (CNN) - The Penn State football coach who alerted head coach Joe Paterno in 2002 that he'd seen a former coach sexually assault a boy - an allegation that law enforcement authorities didn't learn of until years later - was placed on "indefinite" leave Friday, the school interim president said.
Mike McQueary, who was a graduate assistant in 2002 and later became a full-time coach, is the latest casualty in a scandal that has included the arrest of the man he allegedly witnessed assault the boy, riots in State College and the ouster of Paterno and the university's president.
McQueary in recent months told a grand jury that he saw Jerry Sandusky, now 67, sexually assault a boy at the campus's football complex in 2002. He said he had reported the incident to Paterno, who in turn alerted Athletic Director Timothy Curley, Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly said earlier this week.
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