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Tim Curley's Contract Will Not be Renewed, University Says

by on October 15, 2012 5:30 PM

Tim Curley's contract will not be renewed when it expires in June, a Penn State spokesman confirmed Monday evening.

The former athletic director, who was placed on paid administrative leave after prosecutors charged him with perjury in connection with the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case, also faces one count of failure to report, a summary charge.

The Harrisburg Patriot-News first reported the university's decision to cut off Curley's paycheck in eight months.

Curley, along with retired vice president Gary Schultz, is set to stand trial in January in Dauphin County.

The two men, along with former president Graham Spanier and the late football coach Joe Paterno, were found to actively conceal allegations of Sandusky's abuse for years out of fear of bad publicity, according to a university-commissioned investigation headed by former FBI director Louis Freeh.

Spanier, Schultz, Curley and the Paterno family all vehemently deny Freeh's findings.

Curley, battling lung cancer, was named athletic director on Dec. 30, 1993 and was the architect behind Penn State's impressive varsity and club sports programs. He engineered the building and expansion of multiple on-campus facilities and successfully ran one of the few financially self-sustaining athletic departments in the country.

Nate Mink covers Penn State football and news for He's on Twitter as @MinkNate.
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