Kelley Currin, formerly Kelley Davies, was interviewed by NPR Radio about her relationship with Coach Rick Curl, founder of the super-team, Curl-Burke Swim Club, now CUBU.
According to Ms. Currin’s interview, an intimate emotional and sexual relationship began when she was thirteen years old and continued for four years “until her parents read her diary just before she went away to college on a swimming scholarship and confronted Mr. Curl.”
According to the NPR interview, Ms. Currin’s decision to speak publicly about the alleged relationship followed the Penn State football controversy and the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, which resulted in the Penn State board of trustees voting unanimously to fire Joe Paterno.
Ms. Currin’s story broke when the Washington Post reported that they had received a copy of a non-disclosure agreement where Coach Curl agreed to pay $150,000 to Kelley Davies (Currin) and her family in exchange for their agreement to not speak publicly about the topic, or to press criminal charges.
Coach Rick Curl was never prosecuted.
According to the NPR interview, Ms. Currin is unsure whether or not Mr. Curl will sue following her decision to speak out publicly about the matter.
NPR contacted Rick Curl’s attorney, Thomas J. Kelly, for comment. He declined.