Mike McQueary, the former wide receivers coach for the Penn St. Nittany Lions, was a key witness who testified about Jerry Sandusky's alleged actions in the PSU locker room in 2001. After McQueary came forward as a witness in the case, he received death threats and was placed on administrative leave by the university.
Mike Dawson of the Centre Daily Times reports that McQueary has filed a notice of intent to sue Penn State. The notice is for a civil suit and was filed in county court on Tuesday.
The details of the suit are not immediately known but the case is referred to in the filed documents as a "whistleblower" lawsuit. Under United States law, employees who report on illegal activity are protected and should not be subject to reprisal or termination by the employer as a result of their testimony.