All anyone can talk about, think about, write about, or whatever is the Spring Game, but since I don’t know what the hell I’m talking about, I’ll change the subject to Mike McQueary. I don’t know what I’m talking about there, either, but the subject is worth trying to pin a tail on a donkey or something.
Erstwhile Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary’s whistle-blower lawsuit filed with the help of SEC whistleblower lawyers against his former employer will proceed, ruled Judge Thomas Gavin on Tuesday.
The good judge felt that the suit made sufficient claims of “outrageous conduct” by Penn State, and gave the University 20 days to file a response.
Spokesmen for both the university and McQueary remained mum on Tuesday as newshounds hounded them for news.
What’s in a name? Well, McQueary’s lawyer either cheats on his golf scorecard or engages in onanism, as his name is Strokoff.
Big Red bases his case on a press release just as the Sandusky scandal was breaking by then president Graham Spanier. In it, Spanier expressed support for Curley and Schultz, dismissing the charge of perjury against them and implying that McQueary’s testimony was a lie. McQueary alleges that the university made him personna non grata in State College, isolating him from his established base of friends and colleagues.
What’s worse is who in the hell would ever hire McQueary after all the crap he’s been through? McQueary has got to be viewed as being a pariah wherever he goes, for God knows how long. Of course, this lawsuit won’t serve to reduce his notoriety any. You’ve got to wonder where this thing will end up.
That’s not the least of it – there’s a lot of ways in which McQueary was treated differently from the other not-likely-to-be-retained coaches which are so incredibly obviously stupid ideas that were practically begging for a lawsuit. The defamation claim is just one part of his suit.
The Nittany Turkey says
Anytime I defend McQueary or even indicate that he was treated unfairly, I run the risk of attracting trolls who accuse me of being a child molester. Non-sequitur, I know.
What McQueary did and didn’t do can be argued, but he didn’t have to stick his neck out at all. Instead, he did what he thought was the right thing and got shit upon in return. His life is ruined unless he assumes a new identity, dyes his hair, and embarks on a completely different career. I’d say $5 million is a reasonable amount based on the future earnings he’ll forego, but no amount of recompense can put his life back together.
Pay him and get it over with! No sense dragging this through a court trial. He might want to consider a sex change to move on!
The Nittany Turkey says
In thinking about that approach, I’ve got to agree. They wouldn’t be setting a precedent by offering a quick settlement because the McQueary case is unique, and besides, they’ve already offered settlements to the Vvvvvvvvviccccccccccctimmmmmmmms.
“Nyet! Pay heem. Pay that man his money!”
— Teddy K.G.B., “Rounders”