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  • **FILE** Penn State coach Joe Paterno smiles as he walks the field before an NCAA college football game against Minnesota in State College, Pa., on Oct. 17, 2009. (Associated Press)

    'Truthers' seek to exonerate late Penn State coach Joe Paterno, restore his reputation

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  • FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2012 file photo, former Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary arrives at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on the Penn State campus for the funeral service of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in State College, Pa. McQueary, the former Penn State graduate assistant who says he saw former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy in 2001 and testified against him has sued the university for what he says is defamation and misrepresentation. His whistle-blower complaint was filed Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.  (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)

    Mike McQueary files defamation suit against Penn State

    A former Penn State graduate assistant who complained he saw former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky showering with a young boy on campus and testified at his sex abuse trial sued the university on Tuesday for what he calls defamation and misrepresentation.

  • **FILE** A banner celebrating the 44 bowl games that the Penn State football team has played in hangs outside of Beaver Stadium on the Penn State University main campus in State College, Pa., on July 23, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Lawyers: Shower abuse victim to sue Penn State

    For months, the identity of the boy who was sexually assaulted in the locker-room showers by Jerry Sandusky was one of the biggest mysteries of the Penn State scandal. Now, for the first time, a man has come forward publicly to claim he was that boy, and is threatening to sue the university.

  • In this courtroom sketch, Judge John Cleland, second from left, defendant former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, right, and his lawyer Karl Rominger, second from right, listen at the verdict in Sandusky's child sexual abuse trial is read by the jury foreman at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Friday, June 22, 2012. Sandusky was found guilty of 45 charges of child sexual abuse involving 10 boys over a period of 15 years. (AP Photo/Aggie Kenny)

    Juror: Sandusky accusers' credibility boosted case

    The credibility of the accusers who testified at the trial of Jerry Sandusky solidified the case against him, a juror said Saturday, a day after the retired Penn State coach once viewed as the successor to Joe Paterno was found guilty on 45 counts of child sex abuse.

  • Joe Amendola, an attorney for Jerry Sandusky, leaves the Centre County courthouse after a pretrial hearing in Sandusky's child sexual abuse case in Bellefonte, Pa., on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Sandusky lost another bid to delay his trial on Wednesday and, in what could be the last pretrial hearing before jury selection begins next week, the presiding judge heard defense lawyers and prosecutors debate whether charges should be thrown out. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)

    Sandusky lawyers raise appeal issue on timing

    Jerry Sandusky's lawyers said Saturday they tried to quit at the start of jury selection in his child sex abuse trial because they weren't given enough time to prepare, raising an argument on the trial's speed that could become the thrust of an appeal.

  • Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., on Friday, June 22, 2012, after being found guilty in his sexual abuse trial. (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Nabil K. Mark)

    Ex-Penn St. assistant Sandusky convicted of child abuse

    For years, the children Jerry Sandusky had preyed upon kept quiet about what the former Penn State assistant football coach did to them in echoing shower stalls, empty hotel rooms and the muffled confines of his basement bedroom.

  • Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky (right) arrives June 20, 2012, with his attorney Joe Amendola (left) as case files are unloaded at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky is charged with 51 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 boys over a period of 15 years. (Associated Press)

    Defense rests without calling Sandusky

    Jerry Sandusky's lawyers finished putting on their case Wednesday without calling the former Penn State assistant football coach to the stand to rebut child sex abuse charges that could put him in prison for the rest of his life.

  • Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

    Defense rests without calling Sandusky to testify

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. | Jerry Sandusky's lawyers finished putting on their case Wednesday without calling the former Penn State assistant football coach to the stand to rebut child sex abuse charges that could put him in prison for the rest of his life.

  • Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., for the second day of his sexual molestation trial Tuesday. The former Penn State assistant football coach listened to testimony from another coach, one of his accusers and a social worker. (Associated Press)

    McQueary recounts what he saw in Sandusky trial

    Former Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary told jurors in Jerry Sandusky's sex abuse trial Tuesday that he saw his ex-colleague with a prepubescent boy in an on-campus shower and that he heard "skin-on-skin smacking sound."

  • Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives June 12, 2012, for the second day his trial at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky faces 52 counts of child sex-abuse involving 10 boys over a 15-year span. (Associated Press)

    Ex-Penn State assistant coach McQueary testifies in Sandusky case

    Former Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary told jurors in Jerry Sandusky's sex-abuse trial Tuesday that he saw his ex-colleague with a prepubescent boy in an on-campus shower and that he heard a "skin-on-skin smacking sound."

  • Television satellite trucks set up June 4, 2012, outside the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., in preparation for the start of the child sexual abuse trial of former Penn State college football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. (Associated Press)

    3 jurors picked for Sandusky child sex abuse trial

    Three of the 16 jurors and alternates needed for former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky's child sex-abuse trial were selected Tuesday morning as the high-profile case got under way in earnest after months of legal wrangling and intense publicity.

  • ** FILE ** Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach charged with sexually abusing boys, speaks to the media at the Centre County Courthouse after a bail conditions hearing in Bellefonte, Pa., on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Prosecutors in Penn State case change key allegation date

    Prosecutors didn't have all the facts before filing charges against two administrators in the Penn State sex-abuse case, lawyers for the men said after the attorney general's office changed the date of a key allegation that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulted a boy in a locker room shower.

  • Mourners line up a quarter-mile for Paterno

    Hundreds of mourners are in a line more than a quarter of a mile long to pay their respects to the late Joe Paterno.

  • Somber farewell begins for Paterno

    Penn State football players past and present filed past the closed casket of Joe Paterno at the campus spiritual center Tuesday, mourning the coach who helped shape the university for more than a half century. Among those paying their respects was Mike McQueary, a key figure in the events that led to Paterno's firing.

  • Experts: Paterno's death won't stop court cases

    Joe Paterno would no doubt have made a dramatic courtroom witness. But legal experts said his death will have little or no effect on the criminal or civil cases to come out of the Penn State child sex-abuse scandal.

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  • Exactly what was said during that meeting is unclear from the grand jury record, which states that Paterno called Curley the next day to tell him McQueary had seen Sandusky "in the Lasch Building showers fondling or doing something of a sexual nature to a young boy."

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