Penn State Says Ex-Coach's Defamation Claims Unfounded

Law360, Philadelphia (March 15, 2013, 4:34 PM EDT) -- Pennsylvania State University asked a Pennsylvania judge Friday to toss defamation claims levied by a former assistant football coach who was allegedly fired for cooperating with the investigation into convicted child predator Jerry Sandusky, arguing that the coach took statements by the university’s former president out of context.

The university said in a court filing that Mike McQueary misconstrued a remark by former President Graham Spanier in which the president attempted to defend the record of retired Senior Vice President Gary C. Schultz and Athletic Director...
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