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National Football Foundation vacates AD award

Posted on: November 9, 2011 3:44 pm

Posted by Adam Jacobi

The John L. Toner Award, an annual honor given to athletic directors by the National Football Foundation, will not be awarded this year. The NFF announced in June that Penn State athletic director Tim Curley was going to accept the award; now that Curley is currently awaiting charges of perjury and failure to report child abuse, the NFF's announcement has been taken offline.

Here is the full statement issued by the NFF on Wednesday:

The National Football Foundation Executive Committee and the NFF Awards Committee announced today that the John L. Toner Award will not be presented at this year's NFF Annual Awards Dinner, and it will be vacated in 2011. 

Previous winners of the award include Texas' DeLoss Dodds, Ohio State's Gene Smith, and Georgia's Vince Dooley.


Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 9, 2011 5:17 pm

National Football Foundation vacates AD award

This just happens to be one of the good ol boys networks feel good awards. Please tell me why this is even news worthy. Slap in the face their golden boy is in trouble at Penn State for perjury among other things. By the way who is John Toner?

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: November 9, 2011 4:27 pm

National Football Foundation vacates AD award

Wow.  The national football foundation can really pick em?  Many think Dodds has done terrible damage to the Big 12, Smith was clueless with the Tressel situation, and Dooley has not been an AD for years now.  What did he actually accomplish as an AD anyway?

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