Mike McQueary has filed a notice of intent to sue Penn State as part of a whistleblower lawsuit that will “seek damages outside the normal arbitration limits,” Centre Daily Times reports. McQueary has been a key player in the case against former coach Jerry Sandusky, after he testified last year that he witnessed Sandusky in an “extremely sexual” position with a boy in a locker room shower on March 1, 2002. McQueary told the court that he did not intervene in what some sources are calling a rape and others a molestation, but that he did tell Joe Paterno who reported it to the athletic director at the time, Tim Curley. McQueary has since changed his testimony saying the incident occurred on February 9, 2001. An attorney for Sandusky has reportedly said the incident was not sexual in nature.
Penn State put McQueary on administrative leave on November saying that it had “became clear that coach McQueary could not function in this role, under these circumstances,” and has since put his home up for sale.
The shower incident is pivotal to the case against Sandusky and led to the firing of Joe Paterno who later died of lung cancer, the dismissal of the president of the school and two ranking officials.
The case against Jerry Sandusky is proceeding, though the identity of the boy is unknown, as the alleged victims have only been identified in court documents as victim No. 1 and No. 2.