On November 5, 2011, a 23-page Grand Jury report rocked Penn State to its foundation. As a result of Jerry Sandusky being convicted on 45 of 48 counts sexual abuse against 10 minors and subsequent fallout and alleged coverup by several key school administrators and legendary coach Joe Paterno, these events will forever be a dark stain in the history of our University.
A specially-presiding judge on Wednesday ruled in Mike McQueary’s favor on his claim that Penn State violated the state’s whistleblower law in its treatment of him and awarded the former Penn State football assistant coach an additional $5 million in damages.
Former Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary was cited by the Pennsylvania Game Commission for illegal deer baiting two days after he was awarded a $7.3 million verdict in a civil lawsuit against the university.
After eight days of testimony, Strokoff and Penn State attorney Nancy Conrad each gave closing arguments Thursday morning in the trial for McQueary’s whistleblower and defamation lawsuit against the university.
The coaches testified in prerecorded video depositions Wednesday that in both cases, choosing not to interview or hire McQueary had nothing to do with fallout from the Jerry Sandusky scandal and everything to do with qualifications and professional networks that are vital to the coaching business.