Key Penn State witness seeks whistleblower lawsuit
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- The Penn State football assistant whose report of Jerry Sandusky attacking a child in the showers led to Joe Paterno's firing says he's suing the school.
Mike McQueary filed a notice of a lawsuit based on whistleblower protections Tuesday in Centre County. The filing was first reported by the Centre Daily Times.
McQueary was a graduate assistant a decade ago, when he reported witnessing the incident to Paterno. McQueary is a key prosecution witness in the child sexual abuse case against former assistant Sandusky.
The notice wasn't accompanied by a full complaint. McQueary lawyer Elliott Strokoff didn't respond to a phone message Tuesday.
A Penn State spokesman says that McQueary remains on the payroll and that school officials can't comment because they haven't seen the filing.