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Penn State to argue delay request in McQueary case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Lawyers for Penn State and a key witness in Jerry Sandusky's criminal trial are expected in court to argue over the university's request to put the man's lawsuit on hold.

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The hearing before Judge Thomas G. Gavin in Bellefonte on Friday pertains to Mike McQueary's whistleblower and defamation lawsuit against the school that once employed him as an assistant football coach.

Penn State wants the case to be delayed until after January, when two former university administrators are scheduled to go to trial on charges of perjury and failure to properly report suspected child abuse.

McQueary testified this summer he saw Sandusky, the team's former defensive coordinator, attack a boy inside athletic department showers in early 2001. He was a graduate assistant on the football team staff at the time.

Sandusky, 68, has begun serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence for sexual abuse of 10 boys. He maintains his innocence and plans to appeal.

McQueary sued last month, saying the university mistreated him after Sandusky was arrested, resulting in distress, anxiety, humiliation and embarrassment. Penn State has not yet responded to the lawsuit.

McQueary claims that former school president Graham Spanier's support for the two administrators, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, made him a scapegoat and harmed his reputation as well as his ability to make a living as a football coach.

Spanier was charged recently, and additional charges were brought against Curley and Schultz, in what the attorney general's office has described as a conspiracy of silence to cover up complaints about Sandusky acting improperly with young boys.

McQueary testified at Sandusky's trial in June that he saw Sandusky in a sexually suggestive position with a boy in the shower, and heard a ``skin-on-skin smacking sound.'' For that incident, involving so-called Victim 2, Sandusky was convicted of indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors and endangering a child's welfare. He was acquitted of the most serious charge, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.

McQueary was placed on administrative leave a week after Sandusky, Curley and Schultz were arrested in November 2011, and in July learned he was no longer a university employee. He had been making $140,000 a year.

The lawsuit alleges he was dropped by the school because of his cooperation with the criminal investigation. He is seeking reinstatement, back pay and legal fees, among other things.

It's unclear whether Schultz and Curley will go to trial in Harrisburg in January, given the additional charges and the new allegations against Spanier. A preliminary hearing for the three is currently scheduled for Dec. 13.

Gavin, assigned to the case by the state Supreme Court, was first elected a common pleas judge in Chester County in 1985, and took senior judge status in January 2011.

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