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Judge Awards McQueary Additional $5M in Penn State Lawsuit

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BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- Penn State must pay former assistant football coach Mike McQueary even more money after a judge's ruling Wednesday afternoon.

Judge Thomas Gavin ruled in favor of McQueary's whistleblower claim and awarded the former coach nearly $5 million in damages. That includes $3,974,048 for past and future lost wages. The judge added an additional $1 million in non-economic losses because he felt the amount the jury awarded McQueary was insufficient.

That brings the total amount Penn State must now pay McQueary to $12 million.

McQueary sued the school for how he lost his job and how he was treated when he reported seeing a boy get raped by Jerry Sandusky.

Sandusky was found guilty in 2012 on 45 counts of sexual abuse involving young boys

Last month, a jury awarded McQueary $7 million in damages in his defamation and misrepresentation lawsuit against the university.

The entire text of the judge's ruling can be found here.


  • Choppy (@choppinfirewood)

    He didn’t witness it, he heard something. So instead of walking over to see, ,he walked out, went home, talked to his dad about it, then decided to tell. He deserves nothing. An investigation was made, case closed. Blame the DA that didn’t charge him. It wasn’t up to the college to go further than the DA. He witnessed nothing, and changed his testimony. He should have stepped up and went to see what was happening if he was so concerned.

  • burtfan16

    I’m so tired of hearing that he did what was REQUIRED of him according to the NCAA. The hell with them. Their policies don’t override my policies….from my conscience. You don’t just walk away and run home to dad. And then get $12 million for following NCAA “policy”.

  • GBS Molesters Should be EXECUTED

    I can tell you if I witnessed Sandusky molesting a kid he wouldn’t have had a trial but a funeral!

  • Truthseeker

    He should have to pay the victim whom he witnessed being assaulted. He let Sandusky continue while he went to tell. Any decent human being would have intervened and stopped it right then and there, not to mention, beat the living hell out of that sick POS

  • The Real Truth

    You obviously have no clue about what happened. MM reported a water down version to Coach Paterno. Coach Paterno reported this water down version to the higher ups at PSU. That is a documented fact. He did report correctly, according to the current NCAA policy. At that point, Coach Paterno did his job according to the version he was told by MM which did not discuss anything sexual. MM then changed his story numerous times 10 years later when the State put some pressure on him in regard to his gambling. The intention of the State was to lock up JS, From there, things spiraled out of control because of a media who blatantly lied about the facts of the case.

  • Fred

    but there’s a game Saturday ! i thought this was old news. What victims ? isn’t it clear that football is most important ? PSU should be shamed for the next 200 years and beyond

  • burtfan16

    I don’t know how this guy is raking in these kind of dollar amounts. If I recall yes, he did report it. But when he saw nothing was being done he should have gone to the police or gone to them in the first place.

    • burtfan16

      And now that I think about it he did report him but when the youth was being assaulted he didn’t do anything to intervene. I would have been all over Sanduski as soon as I saw him doing that. This guy let the assault continue.

      • CeeMe

        You don’t know what you would have done if you were in his place. Maybe the assault stopped when Sandusky saw this guy. Maybe he was afraid to confront his “boss,” maybe not. Maybe he didn’t know what to do. In the end, he did what was required of him—he reported it to his higher ups. They should have taken action from there.

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