Penn State sex abuse whistle blower is back in court over defamation allegations

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BELLEFONTE, Pa. — The Penn State sexual abuse scandal is far from over. Even though Jerry Sandusky is serving 30 to 60 years in a state prison, the man known as the whistle blower is back in court over defamation allegations.

Mike McQueary's testimony helped convict Sandusky of child sexual abuse. McQueary was on the Penn State coaching staff when he told beloved head coach Joe Paterno and two administrators he witnessed Sandusky molest a boy in a team shower.

After McQueary spoke up in 2011, he was suspended from the football program. He was fired a year later when Sandusky was convicted.

McQueary filed a $4-million lawsuit against Penn State. This civil trial will decide whether the university defamed him and refused to renew his contract in retaliation for his testimony.

Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse. That fact may work in McQueary's favor as a disgusting saga wears on.