Former Penn State coach files $4 million whistleblower lawsuit against the school
The former Penn State University assistant football coach whose testimony helped convict Jerry Sandusky on child sex abuse charges filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the school Tuesday, claiming defamation and misrepresentation.
Mike McQueary says the university ruined his reputation and fired him for his cooperation in the investigation. According to the lawsuit, he is seeking four-million-dollars from the university, the equivalent to a total life-long salary as a football coach with the school.
McQueary was fired in July after being placed on administrative leave in November. He testified that he saw Sandusky in a locker room shower with a young boy in 2001.
Sandusky was convicted in June for abusing young boys over a 15 year period and remains in jail awaiting sentencing.