STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and school administrator Gary Schultz have stepped down amid allegations of an explosive child-sex abuse scandal and cover-up in Happy Valley.
In a brief statement released after an executive session of Penn State’s Board of Trustees, university President Graham Spanier said late Sunday that he had received a request from Curley to be placed on administrative leave so he could devote the time needed to defend himself perjury and other charges.
Schultz is stepping down and going back into retirement. He was named senior vice president and treasurer from 1993 to 2009 and returned this year until a new person could be found.
The two men were charged Saturday after a grand jury investigation of former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. He’s been charged with sexually abusing eight boys over 15 years.
They deny the allegations.