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Graham Spanier seeks to delay suit

Updated: October 21, 2013, 5:37 PM ET
Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Former Penn State president Graham Spanier wants a judge to put his planned defamation lawsuit against former FBI Director Louis Freeh on hold until after Spanier's criminal trial in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

In Centre County court papers posted online Monday, Spanier's lawyers contend that moving forward on the civil case now would undercut it. They wrote that people who are potential witnesses in both cases might assert their right against self-incrimination ...

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