Jury: Penn State Defamed Ex-Coach Who Reported Molestation

October 28, 2016

Pennsylvania State University defamed the former assistant football coach who initially brought to light charges of molestation in the university's football program, a jury ruled Thursday in awarding $7.3 million in damages, the Associated Press reported. The jury concluded that Penn State defamed Mike McQueary in a statement the day Jerry Sandusky was charged. It is still deliberating over McQueary's claim that he was retaliated against as a whistle-blower.

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