PSU Assistant Athletic Dir. Fired

A senior athletics official who stepped in to head the department in November is no longer employed at the university. Sources say he was fired.

The Penn State official who briefly took over as athletic director following the sex abuse scandal is no longer working at the school.

The Centre Daily Times first reported Mark Sherburne's departure Thursday night and said he was fired Wednesday.

A university spokesman said Friday in an email to The Associated Press that Sherburne no longer works there. 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 for 10 days 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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