David Joyner Named Penn State Athletic Director
David Joyner Takes Over for Timothy Curley
David Joyner has been named as acting Athletic Director for Penn State University. Joyner takes over for Timothy Curley, who resigned after being charged with failing to report child abuse.
This is all part of the fallout from the Jerry Sandusky scandal, in which the former assistant coach was caught allegedly sodomizing a young boy in the Penn State locker room. Assistant coach Mike McQueary, then a graduate assistant, witnessed the incident and reported it, but nobody involved contacted the police.
Acting coach Tom Bradley, not mentioned in the initial grand jury summary, actually did appear before the grand jury. This only fuels speculation regarding how much Penn State knew about the allegations against Jerry Sandusky, and for how long.
Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and president President Graham Spanier have been fired over the incident. Timothy Curley and vice president for finance and business Gary Schultz were charged with failing to report the allegation, and then with lying to a grand jury.
Joyner wrestled and played football while attending Penn State, and is one of a select group of individuals who have been inducted into the GTE-CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame, which honors "those with the highest standards in college academics, athletics and in life beyond athletics." He is a member of the All-Time Nittany Lion Football Team.