|Senior Judge John Leete|
Centre Daily Times
A judge has told the NCAA that its reasoning is flawed in an attempt to get a former Penn State administrator under oath.
Potter County Senior Judge John Leete filed an order Tuesday. In one document, he granted requests from both the NCAA and the estate of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno to file documents under seal regarding the college sports oversight organization’s attempt to question former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley. At the same time, he shot down the motion.
“Of greater concern is the request to depose Mr. Curley,” Leete wrote. “All parties have been aware of the court-ordered discovery cutoff date of April 29, 2016. Defendants claim Mr. Curley’s circumstances warrant an exception to the discovery deadline. The court disagrees.”
The circumstances in question regard Curley’s criminal case. In 2016, the parties acknowledged an impasse on his testimony after Curley’s attorney said he would invoke the Fifth Amendment and not answer questions due to his ongoing trial on multiple charges in Dauphin County stemming from grand jury testimony on Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse case.
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