McQueary, Witness To Sandusky Abuse, Sues Penn State

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Mike McQueary, the former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach and witness in Jerry Sandusky's child sex abuse trial, filed a whistleblower lawsuit Tuesday seeking millions in damages from his former employer.

In filings in Centre County court, McQueary alleged the university defamed his name and fired him for his cooperation with state prosecutors building a criminal case against Sandusky.

McQueary's attorney could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday. A Penn State spokesman said the university would not immediately respond to the suit.

McQueary testified at trial that he walked in on Sandusky molesting a boy in a locker room shower in 2002 and later reported what he had seen to top administrators.

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