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Mike McQueary's Hearing Postponed Due to Weather Concerns

by on October 29, 2012 11:54 AM

The hearing to decide whether the court will postpone Mike McQueary's $4 million lawsuit against Penn State was canceled because of inclement weather concerns and will be rescheduled, court officials confirmed on Monday. 

McQueary sued Penn State for $4 million on Oct. 2, citing irreparable damage to his career and reputation. Penn State subsequently petitioned the court to postpone the case until the trial of two former administrators, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, wraps. 

His suit is a whistleblower, defamation and misrepresentation case because McQueary believes his firing from Penn State was unwarranted and he has since been unable to resume coaching elsewhere because of defamatory comments made by former Penn State President Graham Spanier for which the university has never issued a formal apology.

The former assistant coach who testified that as graduate student with the Penn State football program, he walked in on Jerry Sandusky abusing a boy in the Lasch Football Building locker room shower, said he has also been subjected to unjust "public scorn and villification." 

Sandusky, 68, was sentenced to 30-60 years in prison for his sex crimes and Curley and Schultz await a Jan. 7 trial on charges of felony perjury for having allegedly lied to a grand jury and a summary charge of failure to report. 

A new date for the trial has not been set. 


Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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