Mike McQueary Sues Penn State
- Updated: October 3, 2012
The whistle blower in the now infamous Penn State sex scandal has officially sued the university.
Mike McQueary, the former graduate assistant who witnessed then defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky performing sexual acts on children in the Penn State football locker room, is suing for what he claims is defamation and misrepresentation. McQueary claims that the lawsuit is based on negative treatment by the university which caused him anxiety, embarrassment, and humiliation among other things. The lawsuit apparently seeks out millions of dollars in damages.
Penn State chose not to renew McQueary’s contract this year in light of the scandal. His position, which was as a wide recievers coach and recruiting coordinator, netted him a whopping $140,000 last year, and he claims he would have stood to make close to $4 million in the coming years from coaching.
In light of the situation, Sandusky remains in prison, awaiting his sentencing.