State College, PA - Centre County - Central Pennsylvania - Home of Penn State University

McQueary: ‘I Want to be a Football Coach at Penn State’

by on June 12, 2012 4:02 PM

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."

Related coverage:



Nate Mink covers Penn State football and news for StateCollege.com. He's on Twitter as @MinkNate.
Next Article
Sandusky Trial: Mike McQueary Believes Sex Occurred in Shower in 2001, Recapping Day 2 in Court
June 12, 2012 10:54 AM
by Laura Nichols
Sandusky Trial: Mike McQueary Believes Sex Occurred in Shower in 2001, Recapping Day 2 in Court
Related Articles
Comments
Disclaimer: Copyright © 2014 StateCollege.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

order food online