Former Penn State Admins Seek Dismissal of Case

02.20.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up the Jerry Sandusky abuse scandal are urging a judge to dismiss all or parts of a criminal case. In lengthy filings released Wednesday, former university president Graham Spanier, retired athletic director Tim Curley and retired vice president Gary Schultz argued their right to legal representation was violated-- Because their lawyer worked for the college, which is now against them. Spanier seeks dismissal of the entire case, while Curley and Schultz want the judge to suppress their grand jury testimony and dismiss obstruction and conspiracy counts. Prosecutors say the defendants' complaints are unjustified and cannot be used as a "get out of jail free" card.