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Mike McQueary Suing Penn State as Whistleblower

It's unclear why
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2012 6:50 AM CDT
Mike McQueary Suing Penn State as Whistleblower
This Sept. 12, 2009 file photo shows Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary walking the sideline during a game against Syracuse in State College, Pa.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster,File)

(Newser) – Some might think of Mike McQueary as the antithesis of a whistleblower, but the former receivers coach has notified Penn State that he intends to sue the university for an amount beyond normal arbitration rules in a whistleblower lawsuit, the Centre Daily Times reports. The notice doesn't indicate precisely what McQueary's grievance is. McQueary is still on the Penn State payroll, but is on administrative leave.

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McQueary is at the center of the Jerry Sandusky case. He has testified that he saw Sandusky in an "extremely sexual" position with a young boy in the Penn State shower in 2001. He told Joe Paterno about the incident, but otherwise kept it to himself. (Read more Mike McQueary stories.)

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