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Former Penn State Assistant Football Coach Michael McQueary filed a lawsuit against Pennsylvania State University today, alleging defamation and violations of whistleblower protections. McQueary was fired by the University in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
In one of the more predictible turn of events since IT happened, former Penn State Assistnat Football Coach Michael McQueary filed a civil lawsuit against Penn State University today.
The suit, filed in the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas in Centre County, seeks $4 Million Dollars in damages. The factual allegations contained in the complaint allege that McQueary was fired for cooperating with the Grand Jury investigation into the child sexual abuse of more than a dozen boys by former Defensive Coordinator Jerry Sandusky and the Grand Jury's investigation of former Athletic Director Timothy Curley and former Vice President of Finance Gary Schultz.
Curley and Schultz are scheduled to begin their perjury trials in January 2013.
The specific claims allege that, after the release of the Grand Jury Report, McQueary was forced to take administrative leave from his coaching job and was, summarily, ordered to cease his interaction with the university. McQueary further alleges that he was denied compensation that he was entitled to by way of a severance agreement he signed with the University in 2008. McQueary alleges that, essentially, the university allowed him to be a scapegoat and, in so doing, subjected him to public humiliation and will prevent him from working in his chosen profession: coaching football. The university now has 20 days to file its answer with the Court.
Stay tuned for further updates as this case progresses.
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