McQueary: ‘I Want to be a Football Coach at Penn State’
BELLEFONTE — Mike McQueary thinks he should not have lost his job in wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
“I was a football coach at Penn State and they fired the position I was in,” McQueary said, shedding light on his lawsuit against Penn State during cross-examination in the Sandusky trial Tuesday.
“I was under a contractual obligation. Right now, I think I’m owed things by the university. I want to be a football coach at Penn State University, and I don’t have that capability right now. I don’t think I did anything wrong to lose that job.”
McQueary filed his intent to sue the school May 8, which was described as a whistle-blower case. A full complaint laying out the allegations was not included in the court filing.
The former wide receivers coach, on paid administrative leave, testified Tuesday he thinks he saw Sandusky having sex with a young boy in the Lasch locker room showers in 2001.
He also lit into Sandusky's co-counsel, Karl Rominger, for presuming he stayed silent about the Sandusky allegations in order to keep his job.
"I kept my job because I was a good football coach and I did my job," said McQueary, who faces a strong possibility he may never get another job in coaching again.
"Not because of what I knew."