Penn State seeking subpoenas in Mike McQueary lawsuit defense

From CDT staff reportsOctober 4, 2013 

Penn State has requested 10 subpoenas from Centre County Court for the whistle-blower and defamation case the university is defending against former assistant coach Mike McQueary.

The outside counsel for Penn State, Nancy Conrad, made the written request this week.

McQueary’s lawsuit alleges that Penn State did not renew his contract because he cooperated with authorities who were investigating longtime defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. McQueary first testified in front of the grand jury and later gave public testimony at several court hearings, including Sandusky’s trial last summer.

The lawsuit also makes claims about former administrators Graham Spanier, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz.

McQueary alleges that Spanier defamed McQueary in 2011 when Spanier supported his colleagues Curley and Schultz when they’d be charged with lying to the grand jury. McQueary also said Curley and Schultz misrepresented how they’d respond to his report to them in February 2001 after seeing Sandusky in a shower with a boy.

Penn State has strongly denied McQueary’s allegations.

McQueary is seeking $4 million in punitive damages.

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