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Penn State to part ways with embattled AD

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Tim Curley's contract as Penn State athletic director won't be renewed when it expires next year, the university announced Tuesday.

Curley was placed on paid administrative leave last fall after news of the Jerry Sandusky scandal came to light. Curley faces perjury and failure to report charges in Sandusky's child sex-abuse case while he was AD.

The trial for Curley and former university vice president Gary Schultz, who also faces similar charges, is scheduled to begin in January.

"The university has notified Mr. Curley that it will not renew his contract when it expires in June," school spokesman David La Torre said. "Due to this being a personnel matter, we cannot comment further."

La Torre added that the university will continue to pay legal fees for Curley and Schultz. Insurance policies will cover the costs. Penn State already has incurred about $2 million in expenses for Curley, Schultz and former president Graham Spanier in the case.

Sandusky, a former assistant coach under Joe Paterno, was sentenced to 30-60 years in prison after he was found guilty of 45 counts of child sex abuse.
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