Attorneys representing former assistant football coach Mike McQueary have asked the court to deny a request to postpone proceedings in his case against Penn State, according to court documents.
The university filed a motion to stay, or push back proceedings, writing in court documents that allowing the lawsuit to proceed during the same time frame that other university employees' cases were underway would put Penn State at a disadvantage.
University spokesman David La Torre said the university has no comment on the matter.
According to court documents, Elliot Strokoff, who is representing McQueary in the whistleblower suit he filed against the university on Oct. 2, said that if the court allows the motion to stay, it could take years for McQueary's case to be heard.
Both former Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley and former Interim Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz are charged with perjury and failure to report suspected child abuse in relation to testimony given by McQueary during investigations surrounding former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Both Curley and Schultz were additionally charged with endangering the welfare of children, obstruction of justice and the conspiracy to commit the crimes they are being charged with, Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly announced today.
In addition, former President Graham Spanier is also charged with perjury, obstruction of justice, conspiracy and endangering the welfare of children.
Curley, Schultz and Spanier are set to appear in Harrisburg tomorrow for preliminary arraignment.