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FILE - In this July 29, 2013, file photo, former Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary leaves the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa. A lawsuit by McQueary, who witnessed one-time fellow coach Jerry Sandusky abuse a young boy in the team shower, is about to go to trial. Jury selection was set to begin Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, in a courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

October 11, 2016

Jury picked in ex-coach's suit over Penn State abuse scandal

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — A panel of nine women and three men is in place for the trial next week of a former assistant coach's claim that he was improperly terminated from Penn State's football program. reports that jury selection wrapped up Tuesday in Mike McQueary's defamation, whistleblower and misrepresentation lawsuit against the university.

Opening statements are scheduled for Monday in the county courthouse near campus.

The panel includes two current Penn State employees, a secretary and a physical plant worker.

The school put McQueary on paid leave shortly after Jerry Sandusky was first charged with child molestation in November 2011.

Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts and is appealing.

McQueary was a key witness at Sandusky's trial, describing that he saw him abuse a boy in a team shower in 2001.

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