Penn State fires assistant AD

Associated Press  |  Last updated April 20, 2012
A Penn State athletics official who temporarily took over as athletic director has been let go by the school. The university said Friday that Mark Sherburne no longer works for Penn State. The Centre Daily Times, which first reported Sherburne's departure Thursday night, reported he was fired Wednesday. A university spokesman said Friday in an email to The Associated Press that Penn State has not said that Sherburne was fired, and declined further comment citing a personnel issue. A message left Friday at a number listed for Sherburne was not immediately returned. Sherburne was a senior athletics official who stepped in briefly to head the department after Tim Curley was placed on administrative leave in November in the aftermath of child sexual abuse charges against retired assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
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