McQueary Suit

WC Buckeye's picture
October 5, 2012 at 10:14a
12 Comments

How about someone at PSU remind this clown that HIS INACTIONS were inappropriate? I am sure that the victims and their loved ones are going to feel real sympathy for him, being as how he had a chance to take immediate, direct actions and follow up on them, but instead chose to not confront the situation head on for fear of losing his job. I'd have lost my job because I had committed felonious assault after witnessing what he had allegedly seen. Makes me sick.

http://news.yahoo.com/key-witness-sandusky-sex-abuse-case-sues-penn-211834534--nfl.html;_ylt=An1i5Lj7mZunGRNLl52avK0LMxIF;_ylu=X3oDMTNocTBvZXI5BG1pdAMEcGtnAzFhZGQ1YTQ0LTBmMDAtMzA1OS1iZjc0LWFlYjI1NTRhODZhOARwb3MDMjAEc2VjA2xuX0Zvb3RiYWxsX2dhbAR2ZXIDZmU2M2QzYjEtMGNlNy0xMWUyLTlmZjYtN2NlNzhmZTgyMjhi;_ylv=3

I am not saying that the guy got the right administrative support, necessarily, or whether or not he was even entitled to any; these kinds of decisions should be left to the state to answer based upon precedent and what he did or didn't do. That whole screwed up mess will be in litigation for years, which by itself will only serve keep the scab fresh on this awful wound. I am saying, though, that I think "whistleblower" overstates his role in this tragedy. Perhaps "candystriper" fits better.

I seriously wonder how much of the $8m he seeks is earmarked for the victims? I will be watching how this unfolds with keen interest. If he gets a nickel out of this, I will believe that our society really is pretty well doomed.

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tennbuckeye19's picture

I can see how he feels like a scapegoat in the Sandusky stuff, and I do think Penn State let him down in many ways as far as support goes. Having said that, I don't think he is entitled to 8 million dollars from the university.
Dan Wetzel from Yahoo said it best in his article about the McQueary lawsuit: 

No, Mike McQueary didn’t do enough to stop Jerry Sandusky. No, he didn’t scream loud enough about what he saw. What he did though was more than any other person at Penn State did for a long time. While McQueary ranks extremely low on the list of victims of the Sandusky case, he was affected.

gobucks96's picture

how in the world can this clown ask for money on this? The moment he left the shower room, he left all sense of dignity...

NoVA Buckeye's picture

It was up to O'Brien to let him keep his job in the end, and he chose not to. He wanted to build a staff that McQueary wouldn't be a part of. It's as simple as that.

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cajunbuckeye's picture

Mike McQueary you deserve nothing. You are only entitled to live out the rest of your days knowing that your inaction allowed a predator to continue to destroy the lives of young boys. You are a coward and no amount of money will remove that stench.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

CowCat's picture

1) Life is not fair. You are not owed anything.  
2) You participated in a cover-up of 20 to 30 years of child rape.  Blowing a whistle one time 11 years ago while dirty uncle jerry remained on campus is not heroism.
3) Deal with it

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

He was afraid of losing his job?  If I got fired because God forbid I say something about an innocent boy being raped, then good.  Fire me.  I wouldn't want to work for anyone who would be willing to do that.  The judge should laugh in his ginger face and throw this shit out.

Class of 2010.

dsbgobux's picture

Consider this...
At the time, McQueary was a grad student. For those of you who have never been a grad assistant, it is a position where you have a ton of work, and get virtually no respect. The last thing any grad asst. wants to do is rock the boat and piss off their prof ( or in this case head coach). While I was never a grad asst. in football, I was one on the academic side and this was pretty much the case everywhere.
I am disgusted at this whole situation, but to blast McQueary is not entirely fair, considering the fact, and that Curly and Schultz are still getting paid while awaiting trial.
 

Buckeye in PA purgatory

cajunbuckeye's picture

"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." A man needs to be sure of the price of his values, since we pay that debt with our souls. What is the price of not rocking the boat or pissing someone off? A question that is left unanswered only if one chooses to act in the face of adversity.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

dsbgobux's picture

I agree with everything you state here. My point is that we all can sit around and say we would have done something when we are not part of the situation. We all looked at Tress as a virtuous man and many till do, but we still don't know what he was thinking....

Buckeye in PA purgatory

BuckeyeW's picture

So I heard that if he wins this lawsuit, he'll likely get more $ than any of Sandusky's victims from their individual settlements. Pretty much shameless if you ask me. 
I understand the nuances from his perspective at the time. But at some point over the course of a decade, it's got to weigh on you hard enough to SAY SOMETHING. Sandusky was still around the facilities, I think that would be another breaking point for me. McQueary had so many opportunities to speak up over the years, but he didn't. Now it's time to swallow your pride and accept the fact that you might have been mistreated or scapegoated in some public way since the scandal broke. He had the power to prevent this mess in the first place.
No way he should stand to gain some type of windfall from this.

Buckeye Scottie's picture

Hey he did something.  He said he stood up whenever Jerry entered the room.  So there....he did something in the decade after witnessing.  That to me says even more about McQuery.  He didn't suppress it, or try to forget about the situation.  He basically admits that he thought it about daily all of those years and STILL did not do anything more. 
Sorry, Mike, I hear the Citgo is hiring.

WC Buckeye's picture

I can't make this up. McQueary's lawyer's name is Strokoff. #listensforrimshot

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