Testimony continues in former Penn State assistant’s lawsuit

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Mike McQueary, center, leaves the Centre County Courthouse Annex in Bellefonte, Pa., Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. The trial for McQueary's defamation and whistleblower lawsuit against Penn State over how it treated him for complaining about assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing a boy got underway with opening arguments on Monday. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Former Penn State University assistant football coach Mike McQueary, center, leaves the Centre County Courthouse Annex in Bellefonte, Pa., Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. The trial for McQueary's defamation and whistleblower lawsuit against Penn State over how it treated him for complaining about assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing a boy got underway with opening arguments on Monday. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Testimony will continue for the second day in a former assistant football coach’s defamation and whistleblower lawsuit over his treatment by Penn State.

Mike McQueary’s case against the university where he was a player and a coach will resume on Tuesday at a county courthouse near campus.

McQueary claims the school put him on paid leave and then didn’t renew his contract in retaliation for reporting that Jerry Sandusky abused a child in a team shower, and for helping prosecutors convict him.

He’s seeking more than $4 million in lost wages and other damages.

A lawyer for the university says it’s not Penn State’s fault that McQueary hasn’t been able to find a coaching position.

McQueary has testified that he witnessed child abuse but didn’t intervene or alert police.
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