The trials for Penn State safety Anthony Scirrotto and defensive tackle Chris Baker, regarding an April off-campus fight, have been postponed until February at the earliest.
Baker's lawyer, Karen Muir, requested a continuance Monday in order to file more motions. That request was granted by a judge at the Centre Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa.
Rather than try both cases on separate dates, prosecutors asked for a delay in Scirrotto's trial as well.
Scirrotto, 21, of West Deptford, and Baker, 20, of Windsor, Conn., are charged with assault and trespass, among other counts. The April incident left two men injured. Scirrotto started every game this season, and Baker started the majority until he was charged in mid-November for his alleged role in a separate fight.
Baker and reserve linebacker Navorro Bowman are due in court today for a preliminary hearing regarding the October incident. The players were charged with assault after a man was bloodied and his nose broken at a campus dance.
Knowledge Timmons, a special-teams contributor, also faces charges of misdemeanor disorderly conduct and criminal trespass.
Baker, Bowman and Timmons did not travel with the Lions to Michigan State for the regular-season finale Nov. 17. Their status for the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29 is unknown.