Penn State won’t renew AD Curley’s contract

Andrew Krammer

Penn State will not renew the contract of athletics director Tim Curley, the university announced Tuesday.

The university's AD since 1993, Curley oversaw the department that allowed former Nittany Lions defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky to molest children for more than a decade. 

Curley, 58, was placed on leave since being charged last year with perjury and failing to report a child sex-abuse allegation against Sandusky. His contract expires in June. 

Curley and retired vice president Gary Schultz are scheduled to stand trial in Harrisburg, Pa., in January on the charges. Both men have denied the allegations, ESPN.com reported. 

Penn State has paid about $2 million for the legal defense of Curley, Schultz and former president Graham Spanier, ESPN reported.