Graham Spanier

Jury rules in favor of ex-Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary in defamation case

Jury rules in favor of ex-Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary in defamation case

A jury awarded a former Penn State assistant football coach $7.3 million in damages Thursday, finding the university defamed him after it became public that his testimony helped prosecutors charge Jerry Sandusky with child molestation. 

Jurors deliberated for about four hours in Mike McQueary's defamation and misrepresentation suit. 

Judge Thomas Gavin still must decide McQueary's whistleblower claim that he was treated unfairly as the school suspended him from coaching duties, placed him on paid administrative leave, barred him from team facilities and then did not renew his contract shortly after he testified at Sandusky's 2012 trial. 

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