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Mike McQueary told Penn State players in November 2011 that he was sexually abused when he was a child, ESPN The Magazine reported Tuesday.
The disclosure from McQueary reportedly came during a closed-door meeting Nov. 7, 2011, just days after the Jerry Sandusky scandal erupted on campus. The ESPN report also cited four players who knew about the meeting.
McQueary was the focus of a lengthy profile published online Tuesday that explored the controversies and character of the former Penn State graduate assistant who in 2001 walked in on Sandusky showering with a boy in the Lasch Building.
More than a decade later, McQueary testified that he had thought Sandusky was abusing the boy because he had heard slapping sounds and because of the close proximity of their bodies. McQueary reported the incident to coach Joe Paterno but did not make a formal report to police.
According to the ESPN report, McQueary confided in the players about his being abused in the hope that they would understand how he reacted at the time. McQueary did not say who abused him or when it happened.
The report could not be independently confirmed, as McQueary's lawyer, Tim Fleming, did not return a phone message seeking comment.
The article on McQueary was based on anonymous sources and the public record of the Sandusky case.
It offers developments that supplement the record, such as an email McQueary sent to investigators after the grand jury presentment was released and how investigators learned of McQueary.
McQueary only made a few comments to ESPN for the report and did not confirm or deny that he disclosed his own victimization.