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AP Sources: PSU Official Firing Connected to Probe
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Two persons familiar with the situation say the firing of a Penn State athletics official was connected to the investigation into the child sexual abuse case at the university.

The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity about Mark Sherburne's firing this week because no one was authorized to speak publicly about the matter.

One person said Sherburne was dismissed for failing to produce in a timely fashion documents under subpoena by the state Attorney General's office related to its investigation into Sherburne's boss, Athletic Director Tim Curley. Curley is on administrative leave after being charged with lying to a grand jury and failing to report an abuse allegation against retired assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

Messages left Friday at a number listed for Sherburne were not immediately returned.

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