Lawsuit by ex-coach against Penn State set to get underway

A civil trial that’s set to begin will determine if Penn State should pay for a claim it mistreated a former assistant coach who provided key evidence used to convict child molester Jerry Sandusky.

Opening statements in Mike McQueary’s lawsuit against the university where he played quarterback and coached are scheduled for Monday in a courthouse near the Penn State campus.

McQueary claims the school defamed him, retaliated against him and misled him into thinking his report about Sandusky would be handled properly.

He is seeking more $4 million in damages. A jury of nine women and three men was selected last week.

McQueary testified during Sandusky’s 2012 criminal trial that he saw Sandusky sexually abuse a boy in a team shower one night in early 2001.

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