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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Penn State’s lawyers asked a judge Tuesday to throw out a whistleblower and defamation lawsuit filed by a former assistant football coach who testified he saw Jerry Sandusky attack a boy in a school shower more than a decade ago.
Mike McQueary‘s lawsuit is too vague and does not meet legal standards to support claims of defamation and misrepresentation, the university wrote in a court filing.
McQueary has sued the university for millions of dollars, claiming in an October complaint that then-president Graham Spanier made him a scapegoat in 2011 after Sandusky, a retired assistant football coach, was arrested on child molestation charges.
“It is not enough that the alleged victim of a statement be embarrassed or annoyed, he must have suffered the kind of harm which has grievously fractured his standing in the community of a respectable society,” wrote Penn State attorney Nancy Conrad.
A phone message seeking comment from McQueary’s lawyer, Elliot Strokoff, was not i...
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Despite all that’s happened in Penn State over the last year, they still have one of the best athletic programs in the country. And while the football program will forever be tainted it will never be the fault of the students. It will always be the fault of one man who will be in jail for the rest of his life.
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Penn State's lawyers are asking a judge to throw out a
whistleblower and defamation lawsuit filed by a former assistant
football coach who testified he saw Jerry Sandusky attack a boy in
a school shower more than a decade ago.
Matt Stankiewitch has been working hard this week at practice for the East-West Shrine game and now has day three under his belt. The Penn State offensive lineman says he's been improving everyday and has gotten good feedback from scouts and coaches.
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Rules are here, for those unfamiliar.
Cody Zeller was the pick to click winner for Iowa, Christian Watford was the winner for Penn State and Cody Zeller was the winner for Minnesota. Full standings will be posted after five games.
Pool for Penn State: All players are eligible to be picked.
Picks are due by 8:45 PM ET on Tuesday.
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