Mike McQueary Sues Penn State

My apologies. The previous title for this article was in error. I should not try and post articles when I am super tired.

(Reuters) – “A key witness in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal sued Pennsylvania State University on Tuesday for more than $8 million on whistleblower, defamation and misrepresentation grounds.

Mike McQueary, a former Penn State assistant football coach, claimed in the suit filed in Center County Court that he lost his job, was misled and publicly scorned because he had told about one of the attacks.

Sandusky, a retired Penn State football defensive coordinator, was convicted in June on 45 counts of child molestation in a case that riveted national attention on child sexual abuse. Sentencing is set for October 9.

McQueary testified that he saw Sandusky raping a boy in a football locker room in 2001. He told jurors he then told head coach Joe Paterno, Athletic Director Tim Curley and university Vice President Gary Schultz about the incident.

The assault was never reported to police or child welfare officials. McQueary testified about it before a grand jury and Schultz and Curley were charged with perjury and failure to report suspected abuse.

McQueary, a former Penn State quarterback, was placed on administrative leave shortly after Sandusky, Curley and Schultz were charged in November 2011. He later lost his $140,000-a-year job as receivers coach.

McQueary is seeking at least $4 million in damages for alleged defamation arising from then-President Graham Spanier’s public support of Schultz and Curley after the charges against them were announced.

He is asking for at least $4 million for misrepresentation because Schultz, who headed the university police, and Curley allegedly told him that appropriate action would be taken over the locker room incident.

The former coach alleges he lost his job because he cooperated with law enforcement and will be a witness in Curley and Schultz’s trial. He is in part seeking reinstatement to his job or payment of lost wages.

A university spokesman said the school would have no comment.

Penn State is facing lawsuits from at least three of Sandusky’s victims. It said last month it wanted to try to settle suits by the end of the year.

Trustees fired Paterno and Spanier shortly after the charges against Sandusky, Schultz and Curley were filed.”

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reuters.com

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4 Responses to Mike McQueary Sues Penn State

  1. manuela says:

    Sorry, really, i did not mean to be ironic over the title, but to all his “sufferings” that were displayed in the article. I was so angry on his lamentation that I could not say more then that simple phrase (without giving anymore references).

  2. little nel says:

    It will be interesting to see what happens with this lawsuit. If it goes to court, which I doubt, we will get added information on what really happened in the cover up.

    I hope that those victims get a hefty settlement from their lawsuits against Penn State.

    I wonder if Jerry is writing a book, with the help of Dottie, that tells what Jerry wants to say in his own defense, in his appeal? I wonder if he will ever admit that he sexually abused all those boys?

  3. manuela says:

    Yes, definitely, he is the victim here!!! (just being ironic)

    • Alethea says:

      Sorry about the title of this article. I made a mistake. I was too tired when I posted it. Mike was not a victim.

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