Judge Adds $5M to Verdict Against Penn State

December 1, 2016

A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday added $5 million to the $7.3 million a state jury has awarded Mike McQueary over his treatment by Pennsylvania State University after the scandal broke about Jerry Sandusky's abuse of many boys, the Associated Press reported. McQueary, then an assistant football coach, reported to Penn State that he saw what appeared to be abuse, but the university did not act on his information. Last month, a jury ordered Penn State to pay him $7.3 million for defamation and misrepresentation in the way he was treated as his career at the university subsequently ended. The judge added $4 million for lost wages and another $1 million for noneconomic damages. McQueary says he has been unable to find appropriate employment since leaving Penn State.

The university, which contests McQueary's claims in court, said it is reviewing its options.

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