Award for ex-Penn St. AD withdrawn

BY foxsports • November 9, 2011

The National Football Foundation is withdrawing an award that it was to present to former Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley.

The NFF announced Wednesday that the John L. Toner award, given to an athletic director who has shown ''outstanding dedication to college athletics and particularly college football,'' will not be presented at its award ceremony in December. The organization says there will be no winner for this year.

Earlier this year, the NFF, which also runs the college football hall of fame, announced Curley as the Toner award winner.

Curley has been charged with perjury and failure to report an alleged incident of child sex abuse by former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky to authorities, as required by state law. Curley stepped down as AD on Monday.

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