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Sandusky Case: Mike McQueary Intends to File Suit Against Penn State

by on May 08, 2012 5:15 PM

Mike McQueary intends to sue Penn State through a whistleblower's lawsuit. 

His Harrisburg-based attorney filed a writ of summons on Tuesday, which gives Penn State the heads-up that it's being sued by the former Penn State wide receivers coach.

There are no specifics in the four-page document, only that McQueary intends to file a whistleblower's lawsuit, which means he was the one to point out wrongdoing or misconduct within an institution, and that he is requesting monies to be repaid outside arbitration limits. 

He remains on paid administrative leave, where he was placed Nov. 11 after Penn State President Rodney Erickson said it became clear he could not continue coaching.

Penn State spokesman Dave La Torre said the university had no comment because officials have not yet seen the documents. 

McQueary testified in Harrisburg in December that he witnessed Jerry Sandusky directly behind a young boy against the wall in the Lasch Building showers in 2002. McQueary testified he did not see anal penetration, but he believed intercourse occurred because of the positioning of their naked bodies.

Prosecutors have since successfully filed a motion to change the date of the alleged shower incident to around Feb. 9, 2001.

Sandusky, who maintains his innocence after being charged with more than 50 criminal counts in a child sexual abuse case, is awaiting a June trial.

McQueary, 37, has been a fixture in the State College community most of his life. He was the first State College High School quarterback to start at quarterback for Penn State, and he parlayed a graduate assistant position with the football program into a full-time coaching position in 2004.

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