It happens every day. In fact, it is pretty hard to avoid it. There are some things that can only be understood with a slap on the forehead. Things so mind-boggling that one wonders how humans managed to evolve thumbs while being this mentally inept. Case in point:
I will let the article explain:
Former Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary, a key witness in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse trial in June, has filed a civil suit against the university. He is seeking at least $4 million for damages and lost future earnings…. In the suit, McQueary contends that his “employment was terminated in a discriminatory fashion … and that his employment was terminated by the Defendant because of his … cooperation with investigators for the Pennsylvania Attorney General.”
McQueary also claims “discriminatory treatment” by Penn State has caused him “much distress, anxiety and embarrassment.” Further, he says he has been defamed by Curley and Schultz, as well as Spanier (who also denies being told McQueary had seen Sandusky engaging in anything sexual with a boy).
McQueary also argues that he has been “branded as being part of a cover-up, which has caused irreparable harm to his ability to earn a living, especially in his chosen profession of coaching football.”
Here is a thought: all of this could have been avoided had McQueary told the police instead of running to his father.
All of this happened because McQueary wussed out. To complain, let alone sue, over people thinking that he should have done more is ridiculous, as is the amount of money McQueary is asking for.
He claims in his suit that he would have received $4 million had he continued to work at his current salary of $140,000 for the next 25 years.
Let us keep this in mind: the reason he is probably not going to get another football coaching job is because his first reaction to seeing a boy being raped by a man was to stare and then run and call his dad. He did not take the child, did not say anything to Sandusky, and did not call the police.
What program would want someone like that with the baggage he comes with working for them?
This is not something Penn State did to McQueary; this is something he did to himself.
So sure, he gets to file whatever suit he wants. McQueary may have a point about Penn State paying for Spanier and Schultz’s defense and not his. However, all the heat he got over the last year came from his own inactions, nothing else.