Penn State has been ordered to pay an additional $5 million to Mike McQueary.

Updated at 6:21 p.m. ET

Updated at 6:21 p.m. ET

Penn State University challenged the initial ruling in former assistant football coach and Jerry Sandusky whistleblower Mike McQueary’s multimillion dollar defamation case, and now the school will wind up paying even more.

A senior judge on Wednesday ruled in favor of McQueary on the last pending count in the case and awarded $4.97 million in additional damages to be paid by the school, bringing the total award in the case to nearly $12 million.

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McQueary was awarded $7.3 million in the October suit, which alleged Penn State officials treated him unfairly after it became known he was a witness in the Sandusky trial. The school petitioned Judge Thomas Gavin to overturn the ruling, but he ruled in favor of McQueary.

Penn State has paid out more than $93 million in settlements connected to Sandusky’s 32 accusers.

Sandusky is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence for the sexual abuse of 10 minors.

 

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