Ex-Penn State athletic director denies McQueary's claims

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 20, 2016 1:41 AM

FILE PHOTO: Penn State University assistant football coach Mike McQueary. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

(Bellefonte) -- Testimony resumes today in Mike McQueary's defamation and whistleblower lawsuit against Penn State.

A former athletic director is denying a claim by McQueary, a main witness against Jerry Sandusky, that he was terminated as an assistant football coach because of his role in Sandusky's child molestation case.

Dave Joyner's testimony was read to jurors yesterday.

McQueary's lawsuit claims he was mistreated by the university over his role as a witness against Sandusky.

He's seeking more than four million dollars in lost wages and other claims.

The school says he was put on paid leave after Sandusky's arrest over safety concerns, not in retaliation for his role in the case.

Sandusky maintains his innocence and is appealing.

McQueary is expected to take the stand in the coming days.


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