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

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

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