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Wed Oct 3, 2012, 12:51 PM

Former Penn State assistant coach McQueary files whistleblower suit

Source: CNN

Former Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary, who testified that he saw Jerry Sandusky in a shower with an underage boy, filed a whistleblower lawsuit Tuesday against the university, according to a court document from Centre County, Pennsylvania.

McQueary was a key prosecution witness and was the only individual -- excluding the victims themselves -- who said he witnessed an apparent sexual encounter between Sandusky and a boy. Sandusky, who has maintained his innocence, was convicted in June for abusing young boys over a 15-year-period.

In support of McQueary's whistleblower claim, the lawsuit states he was the only assistant football coach who was not invited to interview for employment with the incoming new head football coach after longtime coach Joe Paterno was fired amid the Sandusky scandal.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/02/us/pennsylvania-penn-state-lawsuit/index.html

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Reply Former Penn State assistant coach McQueary files whistleblower suit (Original post)
alp227 Oct 2012 OP
jsr Oct 2012 #1
elleng Oct 2012 #2
davsand Oct 2012 #3
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Oct 2012 #5
cstanleytech Oct 2012 #7
hexola Oct 2012 #4
SoapBox Oct 2012 #6
riderinthestorm Oct 2012 #8

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 12:55 PM

1. There is money to be made.

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Response to jsr (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 12:58 PM

2. He was damaged by his honesty;

he's entitled to compensation.

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 01:09 PM

3. I get that he was maybe "damaged by his honesty" but did he REALLY do all he could?

Seems to me that failing to get an interview is not much of a hardship given the fact that he admits he ran out and left a child being sodomized in the shower.




Laura

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Response to davsand (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 01:24 PM

5. I agree

This isn't a classic whistleblower suit involving labor transgressions or corporate insider trading. He should have called the cops first, even if he was too stunned by what he saw to actually stop it.

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:39 PM

7. Bullshit. He damaged his own by not going to the police back in 2002 and

so imo he shouldnt have any damn whistleblower status at all and I hope he loses big time in court.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 01:12 PM

4. "I don't have a job for you"

Remember - when McQueary first tried to report this to Patero - Paterno's first response was ""I don't have a job for you"

But after learning of Sandusky's misdeed...SURPRISE...I guess they DID have a job for him...

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 01:31 PM

6. I'll just say...

I've a mixed bag of emotion over this.

And that is about all I can say.

p.s...did anyone cross post this to the Sports section? THIS would probably create a real battle of posts!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:08 PM

8. So he worked within this organization for 8 or 9 more years after he sees Sandusky

with this boy.

He knows he saw Sandusky having sex, he knows better than anyone about the coverup, and yet he chose to stay within that organization for many years complicit in the coverup. That knowledge alone would make me extraordinarily leery of hiring him. The guy has a character problem. He thinks he has been unjustly rendered a pariah amongst his peers well I got news for him - his problems go way beyond ever being hired again in school sports.

I hope this case gets thrown out as a frivolous lawsuit. Penn State is on the hook for many things but not this.

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