Technically, Tim Curley has still held the title of athletic director for Penn State over the past year even though he’s been placed on administrative leave since the Jerry Sandusky scandal broke 11 months ago.
However, come next June, Curley will officially hold the title of “former” Penn State AD. Per a release from the school, Penn State has informed Curley that it will not renew his contract when it expires next year.
The news comes — or, it should come — as a surprise to absolutely no one.
Curley, along with former vice president Gary Schultz, is currently facing perjury charges related to the Sandusky child-sex abuse case. Trial is set to start this January. PSU has paid about $2 million in legal costs for Curley, Schultz and former president Graham Spanier. Per university spokesperson David La Torre, the decision not to renew Curley’s contract will have no impact on the decision to cover legal costs.
Sandusky was found guilty of 45 counts of child-sex abuse over the summer and was sentenced to 30-60 years in jail last week.