Penn State Won't Renew Contract of Charged Athletic Director Tim Curley

Matt WagnerCorrespondent IIOctober 17, 2012

HARRISBURG, PA - NOVEMBER 7: Penn State university vice president Gary Schultz walks into the Magisterial District Court to be arraigned on charges of perjury and failure to report under Pennsylvania's child protective services law on November 7, 2011 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Schultz and Penn State athletic director Tim Curley have resigned, and will face arraignment on charges they lied to a grand jury investigating suspected child abuse involving the university's former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Penn State University will not renew the contract of athletic director Tim Curley, who has been on leave since being charged with perjury and failing to report allegations of child sexual abuse by former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.

Curley and retired vice president Gary Schultz are scheduled to stand trial in January on charges of perjury and failing to report abuse in connection with the Sandusky scandal.

Sandusky, 68, was subsequently convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse and was sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in prison in October.

Former Penn State trustee David Joyner was named the acting athletic director when Curley was charged in November. As for how long Joyner will remain as AD, Penn State president Rodney Erickson has said that Joiner will remain as acting AD for as long as Erickson stays in office.

Erickson has stated that he plans to step down when his contract expires in June 2014. 

This decision looks to be the final personnel change as a result of the scandal's fallout, as all of the people involved in the scandal or it's coverup are no longer—or slated to be in the near future—associated with the university altogether.