The hearing scheduled for Oct. 30 in former assistant football coach Mike McQueary’s case has been postponed due to weather until further notice, Teri Henning, president of the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, wrote in an email.
The hearing was scheduled to decide on a motion to stay proceedings filed by Penn State on Oct. 22. McQueary is suing the university in a whistleblower suit, citing “isolation” from a community he has spent most of his life in, according to court documents.
Lawyers for the university justified the motion saying that moving forward with the trial during the same time that other Penn State employees’ trials are taking place would put the university at a disadvantage, according to court documents.
According to court documents, if the motion is not granted, the university’s ability to defend its case will be prejudiced due to other proceedings that are already underway.
The trials involving former Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley and former Interim Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz, are both scheduled to begin Jan. 1.
Both Curley and Schultz have been charged with perjury and failure to report suspected child abuse in relation to the testimony McQueary gave during the grand jury investigations surrounding former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.
The attorneys wrote that a stay would in no way harm McQueary’s case against Penn State.
The hearing has not yet been rescheduled.