Just a few thoughts on the McQ lawsuit.
1) I did not attend the trial, so my knowledge is limited to reports. Something I try to remind the children following the pied pipings of John Ziegler.
2) I am no expert in employment law.
3) Things rarely go well for whistle-blowers. Just compare the career paths of Abar Rouse and Dave Bliss
4) From what I read, it seems that PSU made some basic, idiotic missteps - allegedly Joyner did not want Mike to receive the Bowl bonus and other details of his contract were allegedly not initially honored
5) One thing I do know about whistle-blower situations is that the company/organization is supposed to do two things. Protect them from any retaliation and not to treat them any differently. While this is a sound principle, it often creates a Catch-22 in practice. How does one take measures to protect them from retaliation without treating them any differently?
6) Many people have suggested that Penn State should had given him another job outside of football after his contract ran out. Ironically, that scenario would have in fact been treating Mike differently as no other coaches, to my knowledge, were offered given such jobs.