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.
The NPR Radio interview with Kelley Currin is at this link. Mrs. Currin’s account of the events while she swam for Coach Rick Curl is detailed and may not be suitable for children.
NPR contacted Rick Curl’s attorney, Thomas J. Kelly, for comment. He declined.
July 25th: Washington Post releases scanned version of the non-disclosure agreement.
July 25th: USA Swimming statement regarding their emergency hearing scheduled with Coach Rick Curl, founder of Curl Burke Swim Club.
July 25th: Rick Curl Accuser (Kelley) Currin Speaks Out
July 26th: Attorney Denies USA Swimming Timeline on Rick Curl
July 26th: USA Swimming: “Ms. Currin’s First Lawyer Agreed with the Approach
August 1st, Rick Curl Resigns as CUBU President, Separate accounts of funds begun.