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.