Former Penn State Assistant Gets $1.7M In Whistleblower Fees

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A former Penn State assistant coach is getting his legal fees paid after winning a whistleblower claim over his treatment by the university after Jerry Sandusky’s child molestation arrest.

Judge Thomas Gavin on Thursday granted Mike McQueary’s lawyers $1.7 million for their work on the case.

That’s on top of the nearly $5 million Gavin awarded to McQueary in November.

The judge’s new order is also giving McQueary $15,000 for a bowl bonus he would have earned if the school hadn’t suspended him from coaching after Sandusky’s arrest in November 2011. Penn State is also being ordered to pay about $34,000 in other legal costs.

A jury previously granted McQueary $7.3 million for defamation and misrepresentation.

Penn State says its lawyers haven’t analyzed the judge’s decision on legal fees.

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  1. Rick Oskin says:

    Belongs in jail! part of the actual crime, didn’t he help it to go on and on and on?

  2. Ken Keppel says:

    He shouldn’t get anything at all. He heard what was going on in the shower and this younger coward could have stopped it but didn’t. He slammed a locker door to let them know he was there. Yeah, that’s worth $6 million.

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