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.
A Penn State spokesman says the resignations of Head Coach Joe Paterno and Spanier were not discussed at an emergency meeting.
Penn State says it is barring from campus a former football coach accused of sexually assaulting eight boys, and it is also paying legal costs for two school officials charged with perjury and failing to alert police about what they knew in the case.
Prosecutors say retired defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually abused eight boys over 15 years.
Athletic director Tim Curley and school administrator Gary Schultz are accused of failing to alert police -- as required by law -- after a witness told them he saw Sandusky assaulting a boy in a practice facility shower.
University spokeswoman Lisa Powers says the allegations against Curley and Schultz concern how they fulfilled their responsibilities as employees, so Penn State is paying for their counsel.
Lawyers for all three men say they're innocent.
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