Athletic Director (On Administrative Leave)
As the Penn State athletic director since 1993, Tim Curley has been tasked with guiding the university’s athletic facilities and sports teams, the most prominent of which was the Nittany Lions football team.
Curley, 57, was charged Saturday, Nov. 5 with perjury and for failing to report suspected abuse by Sandusky. Curley resigned his position with the university one day later on Sunday, asking to be placed on administrative leave in order to fight the charges.
A grand jury investigation stated that Curley was alerted of the suspected abuse in 2002 by head football coach Joe Paterno two days after the events. Curley then met with graduate assistant Mike McQueary directly in the coming weeks to discuss what McQueary had seen. During the hearing, Curley denied that the assistant had reported anything of a sexual nature, calling it “merely ‘horsing around.’”
Regardless, Curley has come under fire for not reporting the suspected illegal abuse to University Police or any other official agency. He claims he reported the abuse to Sandusky’s organization The Second Mile, alerting them that Sandusky would no longer be allowed to bring boys from the organization into Penn State’s athletic facilities.
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