Mike McQueary Whistleblower Trial Date Set For Oct. 17
After a four year stalemate, former wide receivers coach Mike McQueary’s whistleblower lawsuit against Penn State is set for trial.
Chester County Judge Thomas G. Gavin set the trial date for Oct. 17. The jury will be selected on Oct. 10.
McQueary filed a $4 million whistleblower lawsuit against the university in 2012 claiming he was wrongly terminated during the fallout of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. He was purported to be, to inconsistent degrees of severity, an eye witness to a 2002 Jerry Sandusky incident — then a graduate assistant, McQueary allegedly walked in on Sandusky’s assault of Victim No. 2. McQueary was unable to find work with another program after being let go by Penn State, which played a significant role in the lawsuit.
Earlier this month, Judge Gavin denied Penn State’s request for a stay in the whistleblower suit, allowing it to finally go to trial. The university sought the stay, or delay, primarily to hold proceedings in McQueary’s suit until after the cases of former university president Graham Spanier, former senior vice president Gary Schultz, and former athletic director Tim Curley went to trial.
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