Judge rules in favor of former PSU assistant in whistleblower case
A judge ruled in Mike McQueary’s favor on Wednesday in the former Penn State coach’s whistleblower case against the University.
The court’s decision means that Penn State will owe nearly $5 million in additional money to McQueary, who was awarded $7 million is a defamation and misrepresentation lawsuit from October.
Gavin found that McQueary had shown he was treated differently from other PSU employees after it became publicly known that he was a witness against Penn State administrators in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.
Penn State, the judge ruled, did not make its case that that different treatment pertained solely to the unique world of big-time college football.
The lawsuits stem from the Jerry Sandusky scandal that rocked State College and the nation when allegations about child sex abuse on the campus surfaced in 2011. This is the final piece of the damages lawsuit being pursued by McQueary.